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Wi»«ion La held on the third Wednesday of" the month at 
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I FRAN I O UU' COM M I SSI ON 



A Q K N D A 
VISUAL AIMS I DM M II IKK MKKTINll 
WEDNESDAY, JANUAItY 19, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 



Requests t" test it'y are arcppLod by completing an 
Lnfornal i<mi card ami giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
will schedule te! I imonj during the appropriate agenda 

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Consent Calendar 

Mo1 Ion in modify contract with Michael 

Manwaring for the Historical and 

I nl <• i i>r <• I i vi- Signage Project to extend 
the complel ion date to December 31, 1995 
anil to increase the design tees for 
North Fmbarcadero and King Street by a 
total of $32,000 for production of 
camera-ready shop drawings and an 
increase in the scope to include signage 
related to Bay ecology and Bay trails. 



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Mot ion to modify contract with Martha 
Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center to extend the completion date to 
January 1 , 1995 and to increase the 
doJ lar amount by $5,000 for creation of 
two sculptural benches and a series of 
workshops with neighborhood children. 

Motion to modify contract with Sheila 
Ghidini for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$5,000 and to expand the scope of work 
to include participation during design 
development and working drawings 
and construction supervision. 

Motion to modify contract with Leonard 
Hunter for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$7,500 and to expand the scope of work 
to include participation during design 
development and working drawings 
and construction supervision. 



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Motion to approve a grant to Friends of 
Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center in I lie amount of $50,120 
for murals b> Johanna Poethig, Jamie 
Morgan, Precita Eyes Mural Center, 
Together With .s I \ 1 1- , Brett Cook/Senay 
Dennis and Rigo ' 9-J for the Muni Metro 
Turnaround (Jons true t. i on Fence. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane , Donna Ernston, Executive 

hi rector, Friends of Recreation and 

Paries 



Discussion of Mid- Winter Fair 
Anniversary Celebrations, restoration of 
fountains in Music Concourse Area and 
launching of Adop t -a-Monument Program 
for Golden Gate Park. 

Request for motion to approve the 
Friends ol Recreation and Parks 
Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse fountains in Golden Gate Park. 



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Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious, Emmanuel Montoya 

Presentation of rev i sed proposal 



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Tenderloin Recreation Center 
Jill Man ton, Martha Heavens ton 
Presentat ion ot arl enrichment concept. 



Purchase of Artwork 

Jill M.uit on 

Discussion of proposal t cj purchase Juan 

Brown art work to be executed b> Noel 

N'eri . 

Taraval Police Si at ion 

Ton i ft Mm in- i I , Art tui i (ion.-. i I <•/ 
Presentation o I rev i sed proposal . 



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Mid-Embarcadero 

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Discussion o f pre 1 iminarj out! i ne ol 
PubJ ii Art Program for t he M i d- 
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VIII. Old Business 

Discussion of current projects: 

A. Airport Expansion 

B. Civic Center Courthouse 

C. Embarcadero Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project 

1). Market Street 

E. Mi J J brae Water Facility 

F. Sculpture Site Profile 

G. Sunnydale Pump Station 



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Adjournment 



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A CCESSIBIUTY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Reltabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
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All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: January 7, 1994 

PROJECT MANAGER: Ionia Macneil 

PROJECT: Muni Metro Turnaround Construction Fences 

BUDGET: $50, L20 

In June of 1 9 9.f , the Utilities tngineering Bureau requested 
that the PubJ i c Art Program administer the selection of 
artists and manage the painting of murals on the 
construction fences at Embarcadero and Mission Streets. 

Originally, if was agreed that the Art Commission would be 
responsible solely for the selection of the artists and 
general oversight of the project, and that the artists would 
be contracted to and paid by t tie General Contractor. 
However, due to various problems related to insurance, this 
is not a feasible method of disbursing the funds to the 
mural ists . 

As an alternative, the UEB and Public Art Program have 
agreed to a method of expending the funds which will provide 
for the artists' insurance and maintain the Public Art 
Program's oversight on the project. The funds can be 
granted to Friends for- Supporl Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource (enter, which will in turn distribute the funds 
through their regular contracting system. This agency 
already manages C i t y- sponso red mural projects, has a long 
history of success and has an established working 
relationship with t lie Public Art Program and the mural ists. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of " grant in t li<- amount of 150,120 to friends of 
Support Services lor the Arts/Mural Resource Center in the 
amount of $50,120 t" be expended for murals by Johanna 
Poethig, Jamie Morgan, Hit:" '94, liecita Kyes Mural Center, 
Together With Style and Bretl Cook with Senay Dennis on the 
Muni Metro Turnabout i ruction fei 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
January 19, 1994 



Commissioners Present: 

Aristides Demetnos 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca (arrived at 3:20 p.m.) 

Dodie Rosekranz 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 P.M. 
Agenda Item IV. was removed. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was approved ( See Reports and Orders I . 

II. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane introduced Donna Ernstson, Executive Director 
of the Friends of Recreation and Park, who informed 
Committee members about plans for the Centennial 
Celebration of the Golden Gate Park lHiM Midwinter Fair. 
The Friedns are using the celebration to raise resources 
for restoring and revitalizing the Music Concourse area. 
The Centennial Celebration is a collaboration between a 
number of City cultural agencies. In addition to the 
Friends and the Art Commission, the Academy of Sciences, 
the Asian Art Museum, the DeYoung Museum and Japanese Tea 
Garden have programmed activities. The Adopt -A Monument 
Program will be launched in conjunction with event 
activities. Adopt-A Monument's Goal will be to obtain 
funding for restoration of all .th sculptures Located in 
the Park, as well as to establish an endownenl fund for 
maintenance. Debra Lehane will be col Lect mil; Informal Ion 
on the origins of each sculpture as a means to generate 
ideas for potential sponsors! and will be asking 
Commissioners to assist with ideas. 

Committee members oaaended that the coni ourse area 

be utilized as a s i t <• for test] Li ulpture 

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ORDERED: Motion to approve the Friends of Recreation 
and Parks Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse Fountains in Golden Gate Park. 

Moved: Deme trios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton updated the Committee on the opportunity to 
acquire a Joan Brown artwork, to be executed by Brown's 
son, Noel Neri , by using a small portion of the art 
enrichment money for Moscone Center. The specific piece 
is an image of Saint Francis with animals. Manton asked 
the Committee to consider the fact that the artwork, 
although conceived and designed by the late artist, will 
actually be executed by another person. It was noted that 
Neri worked with Brown while the artist was still alive, 
and is experienced executing her works. 

In addition, the Redevelopment Agency has expressed 
reservations about the proposed site for the artwork, 
which is the east facing wail next to Moscone north. Ms. 
Manton recommended consideration of an alternate site, 
adjacent to the new Children's area at Yerba Buena. She m 
advised the Committee that it would be necessary to speak 
with the City Attorney regarding the possible placement of 
art enrichment on Redevelopment property. Committee 
members asked to see a photograph of the site with the 
proposed artwork superimposed on the photograph, in order 
to further evaluate issues of site, scale, and color. 

The Committee also discussed the artwork imagery, and 
agreed on its appropriateness to the City of San 
Francisco. Committee members expressed strong interest in 
pursuing the possibility of this artwork acquisition. 

IV. Mission Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the locations for artist 
Emmanuel Montoya's three works have now been finalized; 
Montoya presented the mock-ups for the pieces. All three 
will be colored linocuts. The first is an image of Isis, 
an Egyptian deity representing wisdom; the second is 
Quetzalcoat 1 , a pre-Columbian God of knowledge; and the 
third represents a Chinese God of literature. An edition 
of four prints each will be executed, with one set to be 
framed and installed at. the library, an additional set to 
go the Art Commission and the artist to retain two proof 



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copies for exhibition purposes. The print blocks will be 

destroyed. Montoya also plans a display case abovit the 

process of creating and printing the artworks. Cathy 

Bremer reported that the Library is very pleased. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the final designs by 
Emmanuel Montoya for the Mission Branch Library. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:05 p.m. 

V. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil presented three alternative frieze samples 
prepared by Arthur Gonzalez for the Taraval Police 
Station. The frieze theme will be people and animals, but 
one of several relief styles is possible. Committee 
members favored the style which showed the animal in color 
against a flat monochromatic background, but asked for 
additional samples in that style. 

VI . Old Business 

A. Sunnydale Pump Station: The project will be going out 
to bid this month; once bids are received, it will be 
determined how much funding is available to complete the 
art project as designed by Patricia Johanson. 

B. Millbrae Water Facility: The Water Department has 
cancelled the project as currently planned. The project 
may be reconfigured, however, the result may be that the 
Jody Pinto commission will be terminated. 

C. Civic Center Courthouse: The Art Plan will be 
submitted next month. 

D. Airport: Susan Pontious advised that the current 
composition of the Airport Art Steering Committee, which 
includes three rotating members of the Visual Arts 
Committee, has proved to be unworkable, as three ongoing, 
regular members are needed for participation. However, 
three permanent members for Visual Arts would const Mute ■ 



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Visual Arts Committee will address this issue at 



their next meeting . 

E. Sculpture Site Plan: I leanor Beaton reported that 

Judy Moran has begun work on the plan, which is scheduled 

for completion Apr 1 I 1st. The sculpture s i i <• plan will be 

available as a resource to Individual artists apply ins* for 

Cultural Equity Endowment Grants in June. 

p Market Street Art in irnnsii ; Eleanor Beaton i <\ 

that she will be meeting with a representative l torn 



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Caltrans to discuss the possibility of situating Susan 
Steinman's "Urban Apple Orchard" project under the Market 
Street highway overpass, as a temporary installation 
before freeway retrofitting begins in that area. 
G. Susan Pontious advised the Committee of two items 
which will be brought up under Committee reports at the 
full Commission meeting: one is a resolution modifying the 
panelist honorarium to $75 per half day, in order to be in 
keeping with our standard honorarium fees; and the second 
is a motion to approve a bid from Chris Steinauer for the 
execution of the Lothar Baumgarten piece for the New Main 
Library . 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the consent calendar as follows: 

A. Motion to modify contract with Michael 
Manwaring for the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project to extend the 
completion date to December 31, 1995 and to 
increase the design fees for North 
Embarcadero and King Street by a total of 
$32,000 for production of camera-ready shop 
drawings and an increase in the scope to 
include signage related to Bay ecology and 
Bay trails . 

B. Motion to modify contract with Martha 
Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center to extend the completion date to 
January 1, 1995 and to increase the dollar 
amount by $5,000 for creation of two 
sculptural benches and a series of 
workshops with neighborhood children. 

C. Motion to modify contract with Sheila 
Ghidini for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 
$5,000 and to expand the scope of work to 
include participation during design 
development and working drawings 

and construction supervision. 

D. Motion to modify contract with Leonard 
Hunter for the Muni M Line Project to 
increase total amount by not more than 



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$7,500 and to expand the scope of work to 
include participation during design 
development and working drawings 
and construction supervision. 

E. Motion to approve a grant to Friends of 
Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center in the amount of $50,120 
for murals by Johanna Poethig, Jamie 
Morgan, Precita Eyes Mural Center, Together 
With Style, Brett Cook/Senay Dennis and 
Rigo '94 for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Construction Fence. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the Friends of Recreation 
and Parks Department project to restore the Music 
Concourse Fountains in Golden Gate Park. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Ordered: Motion to approve the final designs by 
Emmanual Montoya for the Mission Branch Library. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Pub] Lc Art Program 







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AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 
2f> VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an informal ion card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

I. Consent Calendar 
A i rpo rl 

1. Approval of Airport Art Steering 
Committee recommendation to approve 
Airport Art Master Plan Outline with four 
major areas of public art programming for 
the Airport expansion projects: 1) 
Artworks integrated into building 
architectures 2) Commissioned artworks 
for specific- sites; 3) Development of 
infrastructure for video/sound ongoing 
programming; 4) continuation of an 
existing airport collection through the 
acquisition of discrete works of painting 
and sculpture. 

2. Approval of the Selection Panel's 
recommendation for the following artists 
as finalists for the design of integrated 
artworks for the new International 
Terminal i and authorization to pay an 
honorarium of $500 each plus travel and 
per diem to come to San Francisco for an 
oriental ion and interviews with the 

So I eel i on I'ane 1 : 

Vi to Ac c one i i James Carpenter, Lewis 
DeSoto, Su-Cheil Hung, Paul Kos, Anna 
Murchi Jody Pinto, and Duster Simpson. 

:t . Approval of t he Select Ion Pane I ' s 

i . -i i iiiuiiimhIm I ion for Ned KhIiii, the team of 
Krist in Jones and Andrew C, i nze I , Knlhryn 
ens i a fsoii ami Dorthea Rockburna ( in that 
order) as alternates if any of the 

final i s I s selected I •> r the hit rrnational 

Terminal are unable to part i<ipate. 



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5. Author i zat i on to award up to $5,01)0.00 in 

start-up money of $25,000 originally 
approved for project to art i si team Lam- 
Po Leong , ("lay ton Shu, Henry Lain ami 
Wenyu Xu for Curl her development of art 
enrichment proposal for New China town 
Park. 

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H . Approval to deaccess i on sculpture 
acquired for San Francisco (Jeneral 
Hospital by Bruce bens ley, Unfilled, 
1!)78, cast acrylic, accession no. 1978.49 
which has been damaged beyond repair. 

7. Uetpiesl Uj Uecrention and Park Depl to 
remove sculpture from liolden Hate Park 
and to deaccess ion Work by .lack Mo\om 
killed "Young dill", IU39, saiidslone, 
accession no. I '.Kill. 1 which has 
deleri oral ed beyolul ropa l i . 

Market Street 

H. Approval of Susan Steinman's "Urban Apple 
Orchard" design, |n I,, situated on Market 
SI reel under the fleewuy overpass, 
pending Ca I I rans permission. 



9. Approval of artwork lor poster series by 
the Ansel Adams Center and the 
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''"list riicl ion of Phase I Sunnydale. 1'iimp 
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A. Update on Uallery I' rog raiiim i ng 

B. (iallery Un i I d i ng : Karl lnpiuke Sufet.N 1'rogrum 

('. Request for approval uf panelists lor Uullerj 

VII. Tenderloin Rooreul. ion Center 

Jill Muni mi , Marl Int lleuvensl on 

l'resenl.al ion ami request fur approval o I' ail 
enrichment proposal liy Martha Heavens) on for I he 
Tenderloin RecreaLion (lent.er, 

VTIT.New Civic Center Court. House 

Jill Maul on, The Honorable Judge Diane Wick, Lewis 
DeSol o 

Presentation and requesl for approval of art 
enrichment proposal l>\ Lewis DeSolo. 

IX. Chinatown llruiicli l.ihniry 
Susan 1'onl ions, Rene Yung 

Presentation of final design for Chinatown Branch 
hihrary. Request for approval and authorizal ion In 
enter into confiacl. w i I li Rene Vung I Hi up to 
$18,000 to 1'nlir i cat e , l.raiis|iurl ami install the 
ar two i k . 

X. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
E I i-a no r Ilea t on 

Request For approval o f revised proposal for a 
sidewalk paint i ng l>y Nei I II 1 r i ch . 

XI. M i d -Kuiharcadcro Puhlic Art I'rograui 
Jill Muni on 

Review of (nil line for Proposed Mi d-l-Jiiiharcadero 
I'uhl it: Ar I Prog i am 

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A i i port 

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February 10. 199-1 

STAFF REPORT: H\ DEBRA I EHANE 

RE: CIVIC ART COLLECTION: CONSEN'I CALENDAR ITEM5 

6. MOTION TO DEACCESSION SCULPTURE ACQUIRED FOR SAN 
FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL u\ BRUCE BEASLEY, UNTITLED, 1978, 
CAST ACRYLIC, ACCESSION NO. 1978.49 WHICH HAS BEEN DAMAGED 
BEYOND REPAIR. 

Report:: As a result of the Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey, 
it came to my attention that a piece that lia.i been Listed at 
San Francisco General Hospital l>s Bruce Beasle> v. as not 
there. In reviewing the i i 1 «. - . tin- trail ■ >! correspondence 
about the piece Lead me back to the artist. Bruce Beasie\ 
informed me in a recent, conversal ion that I lie San Franc Lsco 
General Hospital piece had been damaged beyond repair in tLie 
early HO's and returned to him b\ former .stall. He 
indicated that the work is bevoud repair and should 
considered a "total loss", therefore , this mot ion is more ol 
a formality so that some official record of tlie statu-, ^i 
the work in reflected in tin- Ait Commission's minutes, 

7. MOTION To REQUEST RECREATION AND PARK IH-I'l. 1*0 REMOVE \ 
SCULPTURE FROM GOLDEN GATL PARK AND FOR MIL- \KI COMMISSI 

TO DEACCESSION IIIK WORK B\ JACK MOXOM I'LTI.ED "YOUNG GIRL" 
(ALSO SARA li. COOPER MEMORIA1 KOUNTAINI, SANDSToNI . 
ACCESSION NO. 1939.1 WHICH It \.^ DETERIORATED BEYOND REPAIR. 

The condi t ion ol tin- sen 1 pi ure was hi oiiu'hl to uui at lent i on 
through tin- Go I dun Gale Park c-oud i I i uu surve) rerun I I > 
completed l>\ Genevieve Bu i i-il . I In- saiidsLunu work lias 
spalled so badlv that nunc ■■! the >•! igiual 1'eulures >>t I lie 
vouriS girl exists. Sands t oik i . i ■ • i i ■ . i ne >. li i > li is nu i 
holding up we I 1 lu the mil doui env i ruuiueul . I In. attached 
photocopied | ; tve a I the top a photo taken in the 
early 50 ' s ol the work a I photos I a ken I • \ tjeuev ieve Ba i rd 
januar> 1 99-1 foi compar i sou ..I tin sen I p lures condi 1 1 

Out of respec I to tin- art i si and i> i . >. u i I. , m * . I > i t 
recommendation is ' ■ remove flu work from the col 1 eel tun and 
from i he pa i I . 




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MINUTES FOR AIRPORT ART STEERING COMMITTEE/ 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

JANUARY 20, 199-1 

Committee Members Present: 

Bill Coblentz 

Aris Demetrios 

Anne Healy 

Stan Mattison 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Jason Yuen 

Staff Present: Special Consultant: 

Debra Lehane Roger Berry 

Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

I. Maintenance 

Susan Pontious reported that she had further 
investigated the issue of the ordinance and funding for 
art maintenance. She reported that Deputy City 
Attorney Kate Herrmann Stacy has informed her that the 
wording of the ordinance does not prohibit use of art 
enrichment funds for art maintenance or conservation. 
However the funding source , i.e. Lease Bonds, is 
restrictive in that it only al lows use ot tun. Is for 
"repair or improvement". Conversations with John 
Martin at the Airport indicate thai tiiis won Id ,il lm> 
for such work as replacing plexiglass cases, and 
perhaps remedial conserve! ion. However, it would not 
cover such maintenance needs as dust Lng cases >>i 
scul ptures . 

Further discussion identi f ied three major i \ | ■ i art 

maintenance needs: 

1. Repair and replacement plexiglass other 
broken or damaged elements in the artwork or framing, 
installation of barriers, et« . Bond fun 

to cover these expense 

2. Routine dusting of plexif ises. it was agi 

that existing Airporl maintenance Btafl could da tins. 
Debra Lehane will meet with Ernie i \ i a t . . discuss. 

3. Major cleaning of artwork requiring special i 
equipment and/or expertise ; professional Inspect ion • ■ i 
artwork to determine when maintenan rvation • 
necessary. How this work will be accomplished remains 
unreso Lvedi Vr1 Commission staff will provide ■ i i ■ t 

C ai -tworka thai need bui h al tenl Ion on an annual 
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II. Approval of Oct. 7, 1993 Minutes 

Motion : Motion to approve the Oct. 7, 1993 Minutes of 
the Airport Art Steering Committee: 
Moved: Matt i son/Heal y 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Impact of Sunshine Law Ordinance on AASC 
Susan Pontious reported that to the best of her 
understanding of the new Sunshine Ordinance, the 
Airport Art Steering Committee is required to comply. 
This means that all discussion and action items will 
have to be on the agenda, and the Committee will have 
to establish a regular meeting date. 

II was agreed that the Committee will meet every other 
month on the second Thursday at 9 a.m. 

IV. Outline of Arts Master Plan Program Description 
Roger Berry presented his outline for the Airport Arts 
Masterplan program. In summary, Berry's plan outlined 4 
major areas of arts programming. These are: 

1. Integral Artworks 

The integral art projects are meant to be projects 
that are expressed as part of the fabric of the 
building architecture, and could include such 
features as flooring, lighting, windows tram 
stations, portions of walls, seating, landscaping 
and atrium spaces and other functional and spatial 
elements. Artists involved in designing work for 
this phase would begin work with the project 
architects during the schematic design phase. 



Commissioned Works 

The opportunities for commissioned works will 
emerge as the schematic design phase nears 
completion. The consultant will identify specific 
sites for particular types of works 

Art Program Infrastructure/Ongoing Programming 
Throughout the schematic design phase, efforts 
will be made to identify infrastructure elements 
what can be included in the design of the airport 
that would allow for ongoing arts programming in 
media such as video and sound. This would allow 
for the presentation of the work of artists 
working in the disciplines of dance, theater, 
poetry, video, and music. 

Acquisition of Painting and Sculpture 
Continuation of the tradition of the existing 
collection at the airport. Consultant will 



develop a collection acquisition policy, along 
with a detailed report of suitable sites, 
recommendations for re-siting works currently in 
the collection, and general requirements for 
display. 

Motion^ Approval of the Airport Art Master Plan 
Outline with four major areas of public art 
programming: 1) artworks integrated into building 
architecture; 2) Commi ss i oned works for specific sites; 
3) development of infrastructure for video/sound 
ongoing programming; 4) continuation of acquiring a 
collection of contemporary painting and sculpture 
Moved: Healy/Deme t r ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Role of Airport Art Steering Committee in Approval of 
Artists and Projects 

The Committee agreed to the following approval sequence 
for artists and projects: 

1. Artists selected for the design phase of projects 
would be approved by the Art and Airports 
Commissions, but not reviewed by the AASC. 

2. Project proposals would be reviewed by the AASC 
prior to submission to the Art and Airports 
Commissions for approval . 

VI. Budget 

The Art Commission staff submitted a copj of its 
projected budget for the ti month period between 

12/1/93-5/1/94 (attached). No action was taken at this 
t ime . 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Motion to approve the i ), t . 7, L993 Minutes of the 
Airport Art Steering Committee: 
Moved : Ma1 I i Bon/Hea I j 

Vote: Unanimous 



Motion to approve \irporl \ i t Master flan i >u t I i ne \. i t h 
four major areas of publi< ait programming: 11 
artworks Integrated Into bui lding architecture ; 2 I 
Commissioned works !'■> ipet ii ; 3) development 

of Infrastructure for video /sound ongoing programming; 
4 ) continuation •> t acquiring a col lection ol 
, n1 empoi a rj pa Lnting ilpture 

Mo , ,) | ii,.., i j Demel i i ■■•. 
Vote: [ nai is 



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DATE: Jan. 31, 1994 

T0: Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Susan Pontious 

ftE: Artist Selection: International Terminal 

The Selection Panel (Price Amerson, Carl Cheng, Bill 
Coblentz/Jason Yuen, Craig Hartman, Anne Healy, and Vivian 
Rodriguez) met on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to review applicants for 
the integral artworks for the new International Terminal. 
The following artists were selected as finalists: 

Vito Acconci, James Carpenter, Lewis deSoto, Su-Chen Hung, 
Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, and Buster Simpson were 
selected as finalists. In order of preference, Ned Kahn, 
the team of Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel , Kathryn 
Gustafson and Dorthea Rockburne were selected as alternates 

It was agreed that the above artists would be asked to come 
to San Francisco for a three-day orientation and interview 
on March 1-3. The artists will get a group orientation to 
the building on Tuesday morning, March 1st, and then meet 
individually with the architect on Tuesday and Wednesday 
afternoon. On Thursday, the Selection Panel will meet and 
have a 40 minute interview with each of the candidates. 



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DATE: 2/3/94 

T0: Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Susan Pontious 

RE: Fire Stations =37 and =2 

Fire Station #37: 

I have been informed by the project architect (Chris 

Bigelow, BOA) that construction bids for Fire Station 

were so over budget that it has forced a substantial 

redesign of the building; the entire second story has been 

eliminated. 

This change effectively eliminates Wang Po Shu's design for 
art enrichment on this building. Unfortunately, Po Shu has 
already fabricated a portion of his project. 

The artist and the architect will be meeting soon to 
determine where we can go from here. 

Fire Station #2: 

The contractor has produced a test panel of Al Wong's 
ceramic frit pattern for the marquee glass. The artist and 
I were very pleased with the results. Al went up to the 
fabricator's shop in Tacoma, WA , to inspect the rest of 
full-scale ruby-liths and has approved them for product in. 
The lanterns are also complete and ready for installation. 



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Art Commission Gallery 

February meeting of the Visual Am Committee 

I. Consideration of the Gallery relocation 

a. New bond measure - include gallery? 

b. City-owned space 

c. Donated space 

d. Spaceless strategies 

II. Presentation of Gallery marketing strategies 

a. slide registry 

1. upgrade quality 

2. promtional materials for usage 

3. business/corporate 

4. curatorial 

5. expanded services 

b. Adopt-a-Show/artist/wall 

1 . promotional materials 

2. business/corporate contact 

3. other strategies 

IE. Approval of artist pool for 1994-95 Gallery Selection Panel 

The selection panel will be drawn from the artist pool, with consideration to 
achieving a diverse mix of ethnicity, artistic background, and gender. 

Larry Andrews, Tim Collins, Brett Cook, Rene de Guzman. Su-Chen Hung, 
Arnold Kemp, Toni Lane, Bernie Lubell, Anita Magrill, Lydia Matthews, Emanuel 
Montoya, Judy Moran, Ana Murch. Mary Lovelace O'Neill. Francisco Pere/. Johana 
Poethig, Cheryl Riley, John Roloff, Hilda Shum, Louis De Soto. Mark Thompson, Joyce 
Umamoto, Carlo Villa, Wang Po Shu, Al Wong. 



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TO: 
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The Honorable Members of the Visual Art Committee 
Eleanor Beaton 
Urban Apple Orchard 



CONSENT CALENDAR: Approval of Susan Steinman's design 
proposal for temporary urban apple orchard on Market Street 
underneath freeway overpass. 



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Susan will be returning to her originally proposed design, 
which was selected by the Market. Street Panel in 1992 (You 
are more familiar with Susan's revised proposal, designed 
for the site in front of the Ferry Building). 15 antique 
apple trees will be placed in the western edge of the lot, 
near Octavia. ON the southeast corner of the l"t ■ Suaan 
will construct a series of sculptures out of tree branches, 
which seem like fences, and which have quotes about food 
inscribed in the bark. 

Up now hope to obtain a temporary encroachment parail from 

Caltrans, in order to Install the orchard (torn April until 

October at Inast , and possibly Longei , pending future delays 
in Caltrans construction. 



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The Honroahle Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Eleanor Beaton 

Neil Mick Project for Market Street 



ACTION: Approval of design for temporary sidewalk painting 
commemorating homeless deaths, anil approval to increase 
budget by $100 to allow for permit costs for project 

Neil Mick was selected by the Market Street Panel to execute 
a sidewalk painting serving as a memorial to homeless people 
who have dies on the street; the proposed location for the 
painting is Market Street near the Sixth Street inter- 
section. The Select ion Panel reconimendat ion for this 
project was cont ingertt upon submission of a revised drawing 
for the projec t . 

Attached you will find copies of the originally proposed 
image and the new submission. I will be asking for your 
review and approval at the February 16 meet i ng . 



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Date: February 9, 1994 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Re: Lewis De Soto's Preliminary Public Art Plan for 
New Civic Center Court House 

Commissioners : 

I will briefly summarize Lewis De Soto's ideas for the 
integration of art into the new Court House. His proposal as 
developed to date has met with a favorable response from the 
client and the architectural team members. 

As an over-riding theme, the artist proposes to integrate 
the "Poetics of the Law" within the design of the building. 
This integration will allow the public who use the building 
to be informed by the structures of the building about the 
purpose and processes of the law. Sites designated for the 
placement of individual works of art will also address this 
theme . 

Lewis has identified a number of sites within the building 
that lend themselves, because of function and public 
orientation, to have art works integrated within the 
building structure. These sites are: 

1. Jurors' Waiting Areas 

2. Hallways 

3. Building Entrance and Lobby 
4 . Jury Rooms 

5 . Court Rooms 

6. Cafe 

7. General Public Areas 

Lewis's intent for the Jury Waiting Area is to "dignify the 
space" to reflect the importance of the function of jurors 
in our justice system. Besides working with the architects 
on the overall lay-out of the space and how this space is 
approached and entered, Lewis has developed specific 
proposals : 

1. a wall comprised of sand-blasted glass panels inscribed 
with excerpts of text from the Constitution and Bill of 
Rights. 

2. furniture designed by the ml ist which incorporates 
lighting and electrical power into its design so that jurors 
mav read or work on personal computers in comfort . 

3. an integrated sound system which would bring in natural 
soun i ••.lit i n wt I'elow ground 
and artist b- these sound -clow the room to 
aural ly "brent he" . 



The building lobby has also been the focus of Lewis work. He 
has worked with the architects to design a three story open 
lobby as opposed to the previously planned two story lobby. 
In addition, he proposes a dark granite flooring as a 
counterpoint to the light/text installation he proposes for 
the lobby ceiling. He proposes that the words "CONTENTION & 
RESOLUTION" be written in free-standing metal letters along 
a ledge just below the ceiling of the rotunda. A light 
behind these letters will illuminate them. He also proposes 
the incorporation of text into the lobby columns and floor 
spaces. This text is still subject to a great deal of review 
and evaluation. Some of the words being considered are: 
respect, compassion, impartiality, compromise, observation, 
attention, opportunity, discourse, 
oration, understanding, tolerance, etc. 

In keeping with the octagonal shape of the lobby, Lewis has 
designed an octagon- shaped lighting fixture for use 
throughout the building. In addition, he is working with the 
building signage system so that there is consistency in the 
use of materials and type-face (i.e sand-blasted glass 
panels and the type face and font found in law books ) 

Preliminary sketches of the sand-blasted panels, the ceiling 
design with text and furniture design will be presented for 
review and conceptual approval. 



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Mid- Embar radero Proposed Public Art Program Parameters 

Rationale for Public Art Program 

This is an unparalleled opportunity to develop a significant 
and grand civic space in San Francisco for its citizens and 
visitors. A public art allocation of $1 million dollars will 
allow for various kinds of artistic expression to be 
incorporated into the project design. 

Objectives 

1. Have an artist or artists work with Mid-Embarcadero 
design team for any and all future urban design efforts for 
the Mid-Embarcadero. This will ensure that the perception 
and sensitivity of an artist will be integrated into the 
design of the open space however it does not necessarily 
imply that a specific work of art will be designed by the 
artist during this phase of work. 

Rationale: Phase I and Phase II of the Waterfront 
Transportation Projects provided a very successful precedent 
for artist participation as a member of the project design 
team. 

A. As part of the scope of work for this artist or 

artists, he/she will be asked to work with the other 
design team members to identify specific 
opportunities and/or locations for commissioned 
works of art. 



2. Commission art projects that are integral to the design 
of the open space. The commissioned art works should: 

A. Compliment, enhance or unite the various components 
of the open space. 

B. Have some relevance to the waterfront, its hist 
and ecology and/or San Francisco. 

C. Synthesize form and function. 

1 . if the artist is to design an element of the 
project that serves a functional purpose Much 
as a bench, bollard, table, tree grate, 
drinking fountain, etc., then there should be 
agreement t hat the artist's design fee v. i 1 1 be 
pa id from t In- pub I hat 

th« COS1 Of fabric at i>m BhOUld be to 

tin- architecture budget, if tb<- design created 

bj the itt ist is m. .if axpen it t nan m 
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o. The design team which includes artist participation will 

also evaluate whether it is desirable to commission 

individual art works that stand alone as singular visual 
enhancement to the open space. 

4. Determine how the Promenade Ribbon and the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project interface with the open space 
project and if it appropriate to extend those projects into 
the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space. 

Action: Develop a sub-committee of Mid-Embarcadero TAC to 
meet with artist teams to evaluate and consider this issue. 



Recommendations /Considerations 

In the Public Art Report commissioned as part of the ROMA 
Urban Design Study, it noted that the DeAnza and King Carlos 
statues are not site-specific to the waterfront. Since they 
were not designed for the sites where they are currently 
installed and their relocation will not violate any city, 
state or federal law, the importance of having the statues 
remain in their current location is something that should be 
evaluated relative to design and program considerations. If 
relocation is to be considered as a desirable option, a 
funding source will have to be identified. 

Action: Work with sub-Committee of Mid Embarcadero TAC and 
Art Commission staff (Public Art and Collection Management) 
to study this issue further and develop a recommendation. 



Selection Process 

All artist selections will be made as a result of a public 
competition to be conducted by the Art Commission. A 
selection panel of art and design professionals will be 
established as well as an advisory panel comprised of Ci 
staff and representatives from the Citizens Advisory 
Committee. All Art Commission selection processes and 
recruitment plans are approved by HRC prior to 
implementation. 

Resources for th is Report 

Art Along thi ront: A Quid* to Opportunities for 
Public Artists and Pub] Li Irt on the Embarcadero of E 
Francisco, published by the California %rti Council, L99] 

Waterfront Transportation Projacta, Urban D. [I, 

Project Des i . Volu»a 8, graa Quidalinaa 



A Proposed Approach to Public Art for the Embarcadero 
Roadway Replacement Project by Tom Marioni , commissioned as 
part of the ROMA Urban Design Study, 1993 

* Please note that the Vaillancourt Fountain issue will be 
handled separately. 



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Statement 

preliminary 

public art plan 

for 

San Francisco court house 

Lewis deSoto 

Artist, Design Team Member 

2.9.94 



General Statement 

I lie Public Art Plan for the new San Francisco Municipal Court is to be a confluence of ideas from 
the designated Artist, Atchitects and the comituency of the Courthouse Construction Committee. 

I he Ait Enhancement Sub-committee, composed of Judges of the Court has prepared guidelines for 
tlic placement of this art. Finally, the work or works to be administtated and approved by the San 
Francisco Arts Commission. 

The Attist as a Design Team member brings the practical and aesthetic into consciousness; through 
the development of a conceptual directive and the integration of this directive into the design, 
placement and scope of the artworks for this building. This may include a work or works developed 
primarily by the Artist 

Theme 

The Courthouse Construction Committe has designated some cornerstone concepts for these works: 

Justice for all people 

Judicial impartiality and fairness 

Political independence 

Public access to the Courts 

Public respect fir the Court 

Courtesy and civility for all participants and by nil participants 

The Artist conceives of the Courthouse as a site for the application and practice of law. This 
literatuie and practice of law emends through all human societies. Within the Courthouse, the 
public: litigants, witnesses and jurors ate contracted to participate with care and impartiality, respect 
and dignity, in cases of the law, based on evidence provided within the Courtroom, At the 
beginning of each action, Judges instruct in the basic philosophy and practice of the law, directing 
the propel course of each trial, or other legal action. 

In the current configuration of the ( jitirthouse, the law is structured primarily in the human activity 
within the building; but is not pan ol the fabric oflrW building itself In this case, die building is a 
receptacle, not an analogue ol the process and practice of the law. 



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M | tlS 'i £"' P . ro,,oses t,ut a " '"ttB ri « tio " of this ' Poetics of the Law" be placed within the design 
ot the building. The purpose of this integration is to allow the public to be informed by the 
strumites of the building about the puipose and processes of the law. Secondly, sites will be 
designated for the placement of individual works of art that also address diese themes. A 
determination of the types of sites that represent possiblities will develop in collaboration with die 
Courthouse Construction Committee and the Architectural Team. A preliminary list of sites will be 
offered in this document. 

The research to determine issues critical to the creation of the art work(s) is of prime consideration. 
1 he Artist has requested that the Art Enrichment Committee recommend resource material for the 
Artist and Design Team to consider. In early meetings with the Artist, recommendations for the 
Aitist to witness various proceedings widiin the Courthouse have been made. Further, the Artist 
suggests that the expertise of this Committee be utilized to illuminate appropriate and specific 
themes in law literature and allow these themes to be integrated into subsequent art works. 

Integrated Sitci/Individual Works 

A number of sites within the building lend themscKes to artworks integrated within the structure of 
the building. These sites are particularly oriented to the public: 

Jurors Waiting Area 

Hallways 

Entrance 

Jury Rooms 

Court Rooms 

Cafe or Refreshment Area 

General Public Areas 

Within the designation of "integrated sites" one may recognize some works as having individual 
identities as "works of art"; In other cases, the boundary between art work and architecture blurs. 
The forms of works of art may fall within traditional aspects of recognized public projects, 
encompassing Sculpture, Photography, Painting, or Murals (floor and ceiling). Works that 
encompass, Texts, Suund, and Lighting the Artist considers as particularly integral. 

Artwork Directives 

The Courthouse Construction Committee has designated qualities that should become conscious 
ditcctives in selecting an appropriate artwork lor this building: 

-Lack of "disuaciing'' features 

-A reflection of traditions and dignity of judicial proceedings 

-Have the same scale of artworks in oilier executive and legislative branches of government 

-Be compatible with determined aichnecuiral themes 

Further, the Artist determine! that the artworks themselves function appropriately to the use of each 
site within the Structure, i.e., a work foi llic Cafe would have qualities in keeping with the utility of 

this space, opposed to a work plated within a Cuiiitioom. 

Preliminary Concepts and Sites 



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Ju ror Assembly Room This area would be a critical site for the integration of the "Poetic* of the 
"v concept. Cunently, this area in ilie existing building consists of a staff area, vending machines, 
rooms, seating, television monitor, magazines and a few tables with chairs. 



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1 he Artist proposes an area fitted with the same decorative materials as courtrooms within the new 
building. In many cases, areas such as this are featureless, puoily (over-)lit and present image of a 
faceless and uncaring bureaucracy to the public. These revised fittings would provide a dignified 
introduction to the task of each citizen. In meetings with the An Enrichment Committee, a 
determination that educating the public nbout specific issues or cases in the law would unnecessarily 
contribute to the juiors presuppositions and predictions. What documents or directives can be 
provided within this space to promote icspcct and link die prospective juiors to the task of 
jurisprudence? A member of this Judicial coinmiiree suggested that the only documentive evidence 
that could properly appear in this room would be the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The 
Attist is under advisement which other texts may be applicable for this situation. 

1 he Ai list proposes a space that lesonates with a contemplative cneigy through use of materials, 
sound and contextual content through which the prospective juior may examine, if they so wish, 
diese primary documents. By fitting the room with the same courtroom materials, the viewer 
identifies that this dignified environment was created for the public. Using recessed lighting 
removes distracting fixtures and glaring from above; it is well known that the eye will focus first on 
whatever object lies brightest in an interior environment. The recessed lighting allows for 
undistracting but useful light foi reading or working. Along with comforatable seating, library tables 
will be provided along two of the perimeter walls for productive use; these aitist-designed tables ate 
piovided electrical outlets for use of portable computers. Along one wall, mounted above a rich 
wooden surface ate thick (1/2") glass panels comprising the sand-blasted texts of the Constitution 
and Dill of Rights. Directed light will fall directly above each panel, allowing the letters to float in 
the glassy space. As the viewer passes past a pool of light, their reflection is seen in the panels 

This room is located below street level and therefore has no access to natural light To substitute a 
natural element, pre-recorded sound will allow the room to aurally "breathe" and does not 
introduce added voices or music. A parallel sound system, operated by timer will play a digitally 
recorded natural sound source (recorded within the Bay Area). The sound media will utilize a 
commercial compact disc player lo cycle randomly between 5-10 program sources. 

The overview of concepts for this area is to grant an environment for the prospective juror to access 
the history and spirit of law-making. Further, the space sets a contemplative mood, lor reading, 
working and preparing mentally for the role of the juror, providing a dignified ambience for the 
prospective jurors to engage in. rather than limply "wailing" or "killing time' . 

Fuiuiicc Theenti)' sets the ceremonial theme of the building, integrating architectural design with 
the conceptual direction and scope ol the life of the building. It is to welcome the public and engage 
them in the task of the law, In the current design, the entrance area extends to a height of three 
stories and is shaped octagonally. The street level has three large openings with a cornet entiancc. 
On the exterior skin, six window! dispense light in this vertical, octagonal <pace. On the aptCC 
facing the interior of the building, lia open roacei are preseni on the second and third floor. The 
(looi would be a noble material lucll as a medium dark granite or marble. 



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The ceiling would he a site of a textual ait work. In meetings with the Judicial Committee, Judge 
Jones stated that the primary theme of the activity of the court could be described as a process of 
conflict and resolution". 1 he Artist proposes that the words "Cunplict" and "Resolution" be 
written in freestanding, metal letters along a ledge just below the ceiling of the "rotunda". The light 
behind these letters would be a sky blue neon. In a "train" behind the letters will run a small, 
Concentrated while halogen lamp that travels slowly behind the letters, throwing light through the 
openings in the characters, casting dynamic oblique patterns of white light on the shallow ceiling 
dome. When first entering the space and lookinp up, one sees the two words split by the axis of the 
entrance. Because of the dark reflective flooring, the lighting and characters would present a visual 
connection between the space above and below. The notions of conflict and resolution are the heart 
of the need and fulfillment of the court in our society. It is the condition and hope of those who 
find the necessity to depend on the couits for arbitration and if necessary, a judgement by one's 
peeis. 

Below the ceiling of the rotunda, along the first and second floor, aligned with the columns are 
eight to sixteen woids made of metal letters. These letters are on pins away from the wall. The 
letters conceal lamp housings that light the surface of the columns, portarying the words in 
silhouette (Following ate a preliminary selection): 

Respect 

Compassion 

Impauiiai.iiy 

Compromise 

Patience 

Tolerance 

Honesty 

Courtesy 

Independence 

Fairness 

Equality 

These concepts 01 qualities aie reason behind "justice" in the American judicial system. 

Hallways Because of the long hallways, the artist propose! that signs indicating locations in the 
building be mounted perpendicular from the wall; in this case using interior lit glass, of a similar 
constiuction to the texts in the Jury Assembly Room. These hallways have artist-designed lighting 
fixtures made of fiosted glass shaped ocugouillv. When the hallways ate single loaded, the lamps 
will align with the windows to dramatize the ceiling seen fioin the succt. 

CpUH r° orns Courtrooms ate the dramatic sites of the unfolding of the law. It is the stage where 
conflict and resolution are played out. Artworks within these areas must be carefully integrated and 
not produce distracting visual disturbance. As a site, fully integrated artworks would be most 
appropriate. This is designated In two areas: lighting, and timepieces. The form of the fixtuies 
themselves would allow the jurois, audience, lawyers and judges direct their proper attention to the 
task at hand. Ciurently, lighting within the courtroom! are homogenous, allowing the eye to 
lunsunlly wandei; by orchestrating the lighting, much as one does in a theater, the audience, jury. 



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judge and lawycis can become the focal point lor the functionality of the room. Otagonai dropped 
lamps over the audience seating provide a soft, subdued sitting area. Recessed lighting is arranged 
for the function of the judge, court reporter, jury and lawyers and specialized spotlights for the 
presentation of charts and other media. The presence of the clock, while not centrally located, scivcs 
as site for varying artworks, each courtroom having a different clock. (Source design for clocks 
integrated into the design could be modeled after clock faces in other famous courthouses.) 

Lafc 1 he cafe is a site for refreshment, for "recharging the battel ies" and a modicum of relaxation 
horn the work of the law. More than any other site in the building, this public area can use 
decoration to most benefit. 1 his may be the site most appropriate for murals or paintings. Because 
of internalized, man-made tasks this building is designed for, works that portray the natural beauty 
of ihe Bay Atea could he utilized. The Cafe could also be designated as a sile for changing 
exhibitions, managed hy the San Francisco Aits Commission Gallery. This function brings the 
public into the building to view these spaces as a forum for Bay Area artists, keeping in mind the 
directives fiom ihe Courthouse Construction Committee. (In its current space configuration, the 
food service area is inappropriate for such a gallery.) 

General Public Aieas Currently, geneial public areas are designated for the 4th and 5th floors, above 
the octagonal entrance atea. These areas would benefit lioin placement of specialized commissioned 
works in the center of these spaces Cnmfonable seating for informal confcicnces between lawyers 
and clients with soft lighting is lecomiuended This area is particularly unique in the presence of 
windows providing views ol the Civic Center and the City. 

lnterji ated Design Features and Re commendations 

During the process of conference between the Artist and Architects, the Artist has made numerous 
suggestions in regard to the design of the interior and exterior structure of the building. Below is a 
list of anient suggestions. One must note that the ideation process is one of numerous blind turns 
and with shifting design, can soon appeal obsolete as needs change or are unfeasible for other 
reasons. 

Interior 

Open entrance lobby into third story [1.94] (integrated into design) 

Above Jury Assembly Atea doois, an octugonal window with room labeling. [2. 94) 

Fitment of courtroom materials and furniture in Jury Assembly Atea. [2.94] 

Octagonal electronic information kiosk [?.')4] (nor feasible) 

Electronic board for display of court schedules. [2.94] 

Room designation signs. II .94] 

Octagonal hanging pendant fixtures for hallways and courtrooms. [2. 94] 

Exterior 

A "sky ring" to hide unsightly mechanical elevation on top of holding utilising 

silver reflective glass, designed to echo glass treatment from War Memorial 

Building. [2 94) (mechanical penthouse is being redesigned) 
Move entrance fui parking to ihe cuinei of the building at Redwood mmcm 

Folk Cemtalizr mechanical building operations under the parking area. [2.94] 
Move auto entrance to Folk Street at comer of Redwood. Vehicle entrance is a disguised 



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door made of same materials as building facing, placed on heavy hinges and 
operated by infra-red or other secured trigger. [2.94] 
Angle window glass on Redwood at 30 degree angles to disrupt echoing sounds in 

alley; further, utilize other sound absorbing materials on building skin. [2.94] 



Conclusion 



This is a preliminary inventory of concepts and sites within the Courthouse building for integrated 
art concepts and individual works of public art. The Artist believes the concept of "Poetics of the 
Law' serves a dynamic purpose in educating and joining with the public in the project of 
contemporary law. It proposes a dignified mission revealed through the design and placement of 
artworks in the building. The building becomes, besides a location of utility, a living project of 
communication between the judiciary, government and public. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COM Ml sslON 



MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
February 16, 1994 



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Robirt F LaRocca 

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Rai Y Oramoio 

DOBII ROSEKRANS 

Tikri Simon 
LizaZinni 



FX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
PRESIOENTSOI Till 

Fine Aris Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

— ^ RlCKtATION 6. 

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rROGRAMS 

Civic Art Coeeection 

Civic Disicn Riviiw 

Commiiniiv Aris 

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Puulk Ari Program 



Strut Arums Licenses 

Sum 70 

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Commissioners Present: 
Aristides Demetrios 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 P.M. 
Agenda Item VIII. was removed. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Consent Calendar was amended and approved (See Reports and 
Orders ) . 

II. Sixth Street Banner Project 

Lisa Siewart of the EBA School of Design described plans 
for the banner installation and showed samples of 
preliminary designs. Banners will be 10 feet long and 2 
1/2 feet wide, and double sided, with a realistic 
depiction on one side, and an abstract rendering on the 
other. There will be a total of 25 banners, with a 
minimum of 10 banner designs created. All designs will be 
produced by community members, who will also silkscreen 
and fabricate the banners. Banner materials are currently 
being researched for longevity, so that banners can remain 
on display for an extended length of time. . 

ORDERED: Motion to approve preliminary concept for 
the Sixth Street Banners project. 



Art Commission Gaiihis 

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Moved : 
Vote : 



Demet rios/Roeekrana 
linen i mous 



III. Goddess of Democracy Plaque Approval 
The Goddess of Democracy statue, to be located in 
Portsmouth Square, has previously been accepted into the 
City collection emit Lngent upon aubaiaaion of details of 
the plaque design end wording, I'om Marsh I'l'i'sciil <•«! t hi- 



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mock-up for the plaque, which will be « ec "* ed *" J""J 
and placed on a white-grey granite base. The wording of 
the plaque has been approved by Recreation and Park, a 
Chinese calligrapher will execute the Chinese inscription. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the design and text of 
plaque for the Goddess of Democracy statue in 
Portsmouth Square. 

Moved: Demetri os/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Proposed Gift: Bust of George Moscone 

Melanie Bloom representing John Burton's office, presented 
plans for a proposed bust, of George Moscone, intended as a 
companion piece to the bust of former Mayor Shelley, 
situated in City Hall. The artist, Spero Anargyros, 
showed the Committee photographs of a clay model of the 
bust. Mrs. Moscone has seen and approved the model. 
Debra Lehane informed the Committee that the proposed 
Moscone bust would have an inscribed bronze plaque, 
whereas the other Mayoral busts placed at City Hall have 
inscriptions in the granite base. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the model for the bust of 
George Moscone by artist Spero Anargyros, a proposed 
gift to the City to be installed in City Hall. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. Youngblood/Coleman Play Sculpture 

Commissioner Demetrios stated a conflict of interest in 

this item and refrained from voting. 

Debra Lehane provided background on the sculpture which 
had been approved as an artwork through the percent for 
art program of the Redevelopment Agency. The sculpture 




Learner of Recreation and P 
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earner 01 Kecreation and Park n on „. t """' 

ommittee that current safe" gJldSS! "*' f? Vised the 

one for protection should achild Vf!" '?' * bUffer 

'' oii a play 



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sculpture, but in this case there is no way to provide 
padding or retrofit the piece in this way. 

Commissioner Demetrios stated that although he fabricated 
the piece, due to safety hazards, he is not opposed to 
removal of the artwork, 

ORDERED: Motion to approve removal of the steel 
sculpture serpent designed by Richard Shadt from the 
Youngblood/Coleman Flay area. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, LaRocca, Rosekrans 

Abstaining: Demetrios 

Nayes : None 

NOTE: Commissioner Rosekrans departed at 4:00 p.m. 

VI. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen reported on marketing tactics for the 
Gallery. The slide registry is currently being updated 
and adapted to serve the needs of the business and 
corporate community. Artist information is now on 
computer and is easily accessible by telephone. Using a 
rental gallery as a model, Tannen has prepared a 
preliminary brochure outlining advisory services 
available. In addition, Tannen is exploring the 
possibility of an "adopt a gallery" outreach effort, In 
conjunction with businesses on Mayes Street. 

Tannen discussed the status of the structural condition of 
the gallery. It has been classified as a class A un- 
reinforced masonry structure, and as such, poses a serious 
hazard should there be an earthquake. Although Qaller) 
programming is continuing , options for alternative gallery 
locations are being pursued. Most City buildings in t he 
Civic Center area are classified as 3 or 4 as well. 
Tannen is investigating venues for progressing outside 
the gallery and hopes to Identity empt y storefront spate.-. 
as an interim measure for gallery prograaaing. 

The Committee discussed the proposed 1200 million bond for 
the purpose of Beisnic retrofitting City buildings daaaged 
during the 1989 earthquake. .he Qsllery could be included 
in the bond for the snounl of 1800, 000. Phis eaounl would 
only pay for t lie creation of sn sapt) shell, however t and 
additional fundraising would be needed. Coaaittee Mabers 
favored including the Oallery Ln the bond package. 



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In addition, Tannen asked for approval of a pool of 
potential panelists for the 1994 "open call" competition. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Larry Andrews, Tim 
Collins, Brett Cook, Rene de Guzman, Su-chen Hung, 
Arnold Kemp, Toni Lane, Bernie Lubell, Anita 
Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Emanuel Montoya, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace O'Neill, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheryl Riley, John Roloff, 
Hilda Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Joyce 
Umamoto, Carlo Villa, Wang Po Shu and Al Wong as 
potential panelists for the Gallery's "Open Call 
1994" competition. 

Moved: Demetr i os/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

Martha Heavenston showed a mock up and slides of her 
conceptual design for seating for the Tenderloin 
Recreation Center art enrichment. Part of the process of 
Heavenston' s project has been to conduct workshops with 
Tenderloin children. Her seating designs are adaptations 
from some of the childrens' drawings. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve art enrichment proposal 
by Martha Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Chinatown Library 

Artist Rene Yung presented her final design proposal for 
the Chinatown Library art enrichment. Her project will 
treat the walls of a 2 story space. The underside of 
beams along the perimeter of the space will be painted 
red, to create a red floating line. On one wall, a poem - 
"Take root, leaf, green, new soil" - will be inscribed on 
four light shades to reflect on a white wall. On the 
opposite wall, a similar poem will be written in Chinese 
characters. Two columns will be embellished with red 
paint at the top, and a 2' x 5' copper panel below, to be 
inscribed with poems written by community members At th 
top of each column will be a light, with a white 
lampshade. One lampshade will be inscribed with major 



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points of origin from China, and the other with major 
points of destination in the United States. 

Susan Pontious also advised the Committee that the library 
is interested in making a video of two public art 
projects, one by Yung, the other by Emmanuel Montoya at 
the Mission library. The video will be broadcast on 
public access television. . 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the final design by Rene 
Yung for the Chinatown Branch Library and 
authorization to enter into contract with Rene Yung 
for up to $18,000 to fabricate, transport and instalJ 
the artwork. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton showed the Committee the revised proposal 
for a sidewalk painting by Neil Mick, which will 
commemorate homeless deaths, and be located near the 
intersection of Market and Sixth Street. The painting 
will be a human figure encased in a six foot diameter 
black circle. Sand will be added to the paint to create a 
non-slip surface in accordance with DPW specifications. 
The artist will test the paint removal method before the 
project is executed. 

ORDERED: Motion to approve revised drawing by Neil 
Mick for temporary sidewalk painting on Market 
Street . 

Moved: Demet ri os/Hea I y 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve addil mnal budget amount 
of $100 for Neil Mick temporary paint 1 ng project, to 
allow for permit and insurance costs for I he project. 

Moved: Healy/Demetrioa 

Vote : Unan i mows 

X. M id-Kmbarcadero Pub] i C Art Program 

Jill Manton summarized the content* of the proposed public 
art program for the nid-Bmbarcadero : An artist shall be 
included in all design team effortaj sites sball be 
ident i f ied for art wo i- 1 ited /it « later 

an evaluation of the Promenade Ribbon and Signage 



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projects' interface with the mid-Embarcadero shall be 
undertaken. A $1 million allocation for public art is 
recommended. This document will be reviewed by the 
technical Advisory Committee, and ultimately incorporated 
into the open space plan for the mid-Embarcadero. 
Commissioner Healy requested that a provision be added 
stating that any money saved by an artist's innovative 
design should be credited back to the art program. This 
would be in addition to receiving architectural credits 
for furniture or architectural items incorporated into an 
artist's project. 

XI . Staff Reports 

A. Firestation #37 bids came in over budget, forcing a 
revision to the design, including the elimination of the 
second story. This alteration will affect the context for 
Wang Po Shu's project, which is now partially constructed. 

B. Pavers and prototpes for Vicki Scuri's chairs for 
the Sheriff's Facility will be examined on Thursday, 
February 17. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the amended consent calendar as 

follows : 

A. Approval of Airport Art Steering Committee 

recommendation to approve Airport Art Master 
Plan Outline with four major areas of public art 
programming for the Airport expansion projects: 
1 ) Artworks integrated into building 
architecture; 2) Commissioned artworks for 
specific sites; 3) Development of infrastructure 
for video/sound ongoing programming; 4) 
continuation of an existing airport collection 
through the acquisition of discrete works of 
painting and sculpture. 

B " Jor r th!Vfl thS Selection Panel 's recommendation 
for the following artists as finalists for the 
design of integrated artworks for the new 
International Terminal, and authorization to p av 
an honorarium of $500 each plus travel and per 



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diem to come to San Francisco for an orientation 
and interviews with the Selection Panel: 
Vito Acconci, James Carpenter, Lewis DeSoto, Su- 
Chen Hung, Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, and 
Buster Simpson. 

C. Approval of the Selection Panel's recommendation 
for Ned Kahn, the team of Kristin Jones and 
Andrew Ginzel, Kathryn Gustafson and Dorthea 
Rockburne (in that order) as alternates if any 
of the finalists selected for the International 
Terminal are unable to participate. 

D. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract for up to $15,000 
plus a negotiated travel allowance for the 
development of a conceptual design for 
integrated artwork for the new International 
Terminal with any of the eight finalists (Vito 
Acconci, James Carpenter, Lewis DeSoto, Su-Chen 
Hung, Paul Kos, Anna Murch, Jody Pinto, and 
Buster Simpson) recommended by the Selection 
Panel . 

E. Authorization to award up to $5,000.00 in start- 
up money of $25,000 originally approved for 
project to artist team Lam-Po Leong, Clayton 
Shu, Henry Lam and Wenyu Xu for further 
development of art enrichment proposal for New 
Chinatown Park. 

F. Approval to deaccession sculpture acquired for 
San Francisco General Hospital by Bruce Beasley, 
Untitled, 1978, cast acrylic, accession no. 
1978.49 which has been damaged beyond repair. 

G. Request to Recreation and Park Dept to remove 
sculpture from Golden Gate Park and to 
deaccession work by Jack Moxom titled "Young 
Girl", 1939, sandstone, accession no. 1939.1 
which has deteriorated beyond repair. 

H . Approval of Susan Steinaan'a "Urban apple 

Orchard" design, to be situated on Market Mr 

under the freeway overpass, pending Caltrans 
perm i ss ion . 



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I. Approval of artwork for poster series by the 

Ansel Adams Center and the International Studies 
Academv contingent upon submission of revisea 
mock-ups and approval by Art Commission stall. 

J. Approval of proposal by Marta Ayala for an anti- 
graffiti mural project at grocery store at Army 
and Bartlett. 

K. Authorization to pay Jeff Brown a consultancy 
fee of $5,000 for overseeing construction of 
Phase I Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment in 
accord with artist Patricia Johanson's design. 

L. Authorization for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an Agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz for the design of an 
integrated fiber optic lighting system for 
the Promenade Ribbon Project in the North 
and South Embarcadero for a design fee of 
$10,000. 

M. Motion to modify contract with Michael Manwaring 
for the Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project to extend the completion date to 
December 31, 1995 and to increase the design 
fees for North Embarcadero and King Street by a 
total of $32,000 for production of camera-ready 
shop drawings and an increase in the scope to 
include signage related to Bay ecology and Bay 
trails . 

Moved: Demetr ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve preliminary concept for 
the Sixth Street Banners project. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the design and text of 
plaque for the Goddess of Democracy statue in 
Portsmouth Square. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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4. ORDERED: Motion to approve the model for the bust of 
George Moscone by artist Spero Anargyros, a proposed 
gift to the City to be installed in City Hall. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve removal of the steel 
sculpture serpent designed by Richard Shadt from the 
Youngblood/Coleman Play area. 

Moved: Rosekrans/LaRocca 

Vote: Ayes: Healy, LaRocca, Rosekrans 

Abstaining: Demetrios 

Nayes: None 

6. ORDERED: Motion to approve Larry Andrews, Tim 
Collins, Brett Cook, Rene de Guzman, Su-chen Hung, 
Arnold Kemp, Toni Lane, Bernie Lubell, Anita 
Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Emanuel Montoya, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace O'Neill, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheryl Riley, John Roloff, 
Hilda Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Joyce 
Umamoto, Carlo Villa, Wang Po Shu and Al Wong as 
potential panelists for the Gallery's "Open Call 
1994" competition. 

Moved: Demet r ios/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Motion to approve art enrichment proposal 
by Martha Heavenston for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center . 

Moved: Heal y/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve the final design by Rene 
Yung for the Chinatown Branch Library and 
authorization to enter into contract with Rene Yung 
for up to $18,000 to f abr i < n t ■ , transport and install 
the artwork. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demc t r i <>s 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Motion to approve revised drawing by Neil 
Mick for temporary sidewalk painting on MarKet 
Street. 



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Moved : 
Vote: 



Demetrios/Healy 
Unanimous 



ORDERED: Motion to approve additional budget amount 
of $100 for Neil Mick temporary painting project, to 
allow for permit and insurance costs for the project. 



Moved : 
Vote: 



Healy/Deme trios 
Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 



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Eleanor Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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MAYOR 
Frank M Ioiumn 



SAN FRANCISCO A III COMMISSION 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING. 

WEDNESDAY. March lb, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



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Aionai Kino 

Wiieis F. KlRk 

Robert F LaRocca 

Ginnv LlM 

Rai y Okamoto 

Do[)IE RostkRANs 
TiRRI SlMON 

Liza Zinni 



EX OFFICIO MEMBf RS 
PrESIDFNTSOE Fill 

Fine Arts MUSEUMS 

Library Commission 

Peanninc Commission 

Recreation & 

Parr Commission 



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Consent Calendar 

h. Nomination of any three of the 
following individuals as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Art Enrichment 
Selection Panel: Lorraine darcia Nakata. 
Johanna Poethig. Linaa blumberg. Steven 
Nash, Raymond Saunders, Joesam.. Sara 
bates, Enrique Chagoya, Rene DeGuzman. 
Lewis DeSoto. 

6. Motion to accept Ligtn Clouds. " by Al 
Wong, commissioned tor Fire Station I 
which consists of 11 ceramic fritted glass 
marquee panels, and four plexiglass and 
neon lanterns. 



DIRECTOR 01 

CULTURA1 Al I AMIS 



Ioanni Chow Wins 



C. Motion to approve final payment to Al 
Wong tor contract it . . • enrichment 
For fire N . 



Civic Arf Coiiei iion 

Civic DESIGN REVIEW 

Community Aris 



D. Motion to approve Wot id, 

a temporal y artist designed rla. t by 

Kathi n and D< 'to . 

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Market Street Art in Transit 
Eieanoi Beaton. Deborah Klotchko ot the 
Arise] Adams Center . 

Presentation of artwork tor Photonovella 
noste. series by high school students, co- 
sponsored bv International Studies Academy 
and Ansel Adams Center 

i III. New Main Library 

Eleanor Beaton. Nayland Blake 
Presentation and request for approval ot 
Navland Blake prototype for ' constellation 
Nayland Blake's lightwall for the new Main 
Library Project and request for approval of 
i i iter La for selection of authors' names 
for "Constel lat ion . 

i v Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Appointment ol Art commission liaisons tor 
•■election I 'antes lot boaidina Areas A. b 
and G. 

3:50 V. Proposed Gift: Bust of George Moscone 

Jill Man ton 

Discussion of placement of bust at l-loscone 
tent ei 

3:40 VI . Policy 

Review and approval of revised 
deaccessiom nq policies. 

3:55 VJ1. Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 
J i 1 l Man ton 

4:00 VI 11. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill tlanton 

4:05 IX. Civic Center Courthouse 
' i i I Manton 

Introduction by the Honorable Judge Daniel 
H an i o n 

Pre' "i.e. i [on and request for approval of 
preliminary art enrichment concept by Lewis 
ioto . 

4:20 - Staff Reports 

i iv ic A I t col lection 

i Kl . Ad journment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1994 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Dodie Rosecrans 
Robert LaRocca 
Genny Lim 



Staff Present : 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Joanne Chow Winship 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



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I . CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Nomination of any three of the 
following individuals as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Art Enrichment 
Selection Panel: Lorraine Garcia- Nakata, 
Johanna Poethig, Linda Blumberg, Steven 
Nash, Raymond Saunders, Joesam., Sara 
Bates, Enrique Chagoya, Rene DeGuzman, 
Lewis DeSoto. 



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B. Motion to accept "Light Clouds," by 
Al Wong, commissioned for Fire Station 
#2, which consists of 11 ceramic fritted 
glass marquee panels, and four plexiglass 
and neon lanterns. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Al 
Wong for contract # 2820010, art 
enrichment for Fire Station *2. 

D. Motion to approve "It's a Small 
World," a temporary artist designed flag 
project by Kathryn Weinstein and Domingo 
Nuno, situated along the Embarcadero, to 
celebrate Earth Week, cont i ngenl upon 

pe ini i ss i on Prom t he Po rl . 

K. Authorization to modify Carl Chang's 
contract ( #2830002 ) to Increase scoi" 
work to Lnclude providing ■ecurity 

i ng and cablai Por atrium security 
us , and to Lm reaae hii ntracl by 
$ l , hod to cover the additional expense. 



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ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOVED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECONDED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II . NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Artist Nayland Blake presented a prototype of the lamp 
units for Constellation, a wall of 300 lamps with 
authors' names which he has designed for the new Main 
Library. He requested approval of the criteria he has 
developed for the selection of authors' names with the 
help of a research assistant. The selection of names 
will be in three stages: an 18-member guidance committee 
will develop a list of possible authors by April. Over 
the summer, branch libraries will host community 
meetings to refine the list, which will be complete by 
October. Installation of the wall will take place in 
late 1995, before the projected opening of the library 
in early 1996. 

ORDERED: Approval of the lamp prototype for 
Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland Blake for 
the new Main Library. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the criteria and process for 

selection of authors' names to be included in 

Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland Blake for 
the new Main Library. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. S.F. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Susan Pontious requested appointment of Commission 

liaisons to panels for the selection of artist* to k 

the design teams of Concourses A, B, and G Th ^ 

Commissioners agreed that Gennv Lim and DoHi^ v* 

and either Bob LaRocca or Aris Demet'os wl I *°* eCrans ' 

liaisons to the panels as their schedules will allow. 



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Four artists, Vito Acconci, Jamie Carpenter, Lewis 
DeSoto and Su-Chen Hung, have been selected to serve on 
the design team for the new international terminal. A 
discussion followed on the rational for the use of 
independent juries to select artists. 

IV. GEORGE R. MOSCONE BUST 

Jill Manton presented a request by the Chief 
Administrative Officer to consider the allocation of 
$10,000 from the art enrichment funding for Moscone 
Convention Center for a second casting of a bust of 
George R. Moscone for placement in the convention center 
which bears his name. The first casting of the bust by 
Spero Anargyros has been offered to the City by 
Assemblyman John Burton to be placed in City Hall as a 
companion piece to the bust of former mayor Shelley. 

The Commissioners agreed that the use of Moscone funds 
for this purpose would not be appropriate. They 
referred to the Art Commission gift policy and public 
art guidelines which establish criteria regarding the 
acquisition of original works of art as opposed to 
editions and further stated that the scale of the bust, 
which was originally designed for City Hall, was not 
necessarily appropriate for Moscone Convention Center. 

ORDERED: Denial of request to allocate Moscone Center 
public art funds for the purchase of a bust by Spiro 
Anargyros of George R» Moscone to be placed in the 
Convention Center. 

MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
SECONDED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. POLTCY and PROCEDURES FOB REMOVAL, ALTERATION, 
DESTRUCTION AND DEACCBSSIONING OP ART WORKS IN THE CIVIC 
ART COLLECTION. 

Debra Lehane and Susan Ponl LOUS requested approval of 
the guidelines for removal, alteration! deatruction and 
deaccession ing of art works in t h>- Civic Art Collection! 
Upon approval, the policy will becoae pari oi the Larger 
Civic Art Collection Policy and Quidelinea. Staff will 
add specific Language from tin- fkdainiatrative Code 
relative to emergency po^- thfl Director "t Cultural 

Affairs. With this eddil 1 . ■ r i . Coaalaaioneri approved the 
pol icy »s presented . 



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ORDERED: Approval of the Policies and Procedures for 
Removal, Alterations, Destruction and Deaccessioning ot 
art works in the Civic Art Collection of the City and 
County of San Francisco with further revisions to 
language regarding emergency powers as requested by 
staff. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 

SECONDED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE 

Lewis DeSoto presented his preliminary proposal for the 
inclusion of art in the design of the new Civic Center 
Courthouse. He described the guidelines which he had 
followed in the development of the proposal, which 
include Justice for All, Impartiality, Public Access, 
Respect, Courtesy, and Civility. The defining principle 
of his proposal is the "Poetics of the Law". This 
principle will be manifest through the use of symmetry, 
light, text, images and materials which represent 
solidity and reflectivity. 

Commissioners and members of the Courthouse Construction 
Committee, Judges Diane Wick and Barbara Jones discussed 
the judges' reservations about the use of excerpts from 
the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the 
courthouse. Commissioners requested that issues of text 
be brought to the Art Commission and agreed that a 
liaison from the Commission should join the Courthouse 
Art Enrichment Committee in its regular meetings to 
review and discuss the art program as it develops. 

DeSoto proposed the following concepts for specific 
areas of the new court facility: 

Main lobby: Edge-lit glass balustrades on upper two 
floors of entrance rotunda will be etched with symbols 
associated with the State court system. 

Courtroom Entrances: Courtroom numbers will be etched 
onto glass panels which will be edge-lit and located 
perpendicular to the wall so that visitors can identifv 
rooms from a distance. Additional lighting and signal 
was also proposed. 6 6C 

Jury Assembly Room: The Jury room will reflect t h 
dignity of the court, and the cause for which iur 
assembled, through the use of materials similar ^th" 
used in the courtroom and wood panelline n a u a , 

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exhibition cases, inspirational text and tables with 

built-in lighting for reading and work. Television will 

be eliminated. 

Cafe: A possible location for changing exhibitions or a 

mural . 

General Public Areas, 4th and 5th Floors: A location 

for specialized works commissioned from other artists. 

Comfortable seating should be available. 

Public Clerk Areas: Incorporate elegant signage and 

floor designs that may be artistic as well as 

directional . 

Elevator Lobbies: Art projects encompassing lighting 

and decoration, designed by a single artist for 

continuity . 

ORDERED: Approval of Lewis DeSoto ' s preliminary public 
art plan for the San Francisco Courthouse. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. EMBARCADERO INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE 

Jill Manton reported that the original text proposed for 
the North Embarcadero segment of the Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project continues to be limited in 
representation of the variety of cultures and voices 
known to have lived and worked on the waterfront. 
Michael Manwaring has produced a new, expanded scope for 
the development of the text and has communicated that 
scope to the project historian. Manwaring proposes 
changing the project's orientation from one which was 
quite literal and specific to each location to one that 
is more general and reflective of the evolution of life 
on our waterfront. Man-ton has asked Francis Phillips 
and former curator of the Poetry Center and Art 
Commissioner Genny Lim for help in identifying 
appropriate poems. Commissioner LaRocca suggested 
creating a book containing all of the information 
collected about the waterfront for this project. 

VIII. PROMENADE RIBBON PROJECT 

The artists for the Promenade Ribbon Project requested 
Commission approval to change the color of the Promenade 
Ribbon from black to white. DPW has poured the 
promenade sidewalk and it is nearly black, which would 
result in a change in the artists' original intent to 
create contrast between the ribbon and its surroundings. 



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ORDERED: Approval of artists' request to change the 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon from black to a lighter 
color close to white. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
SECONDED: Commissioner LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

The fol lowing items were submitted on the Consent 
Calendar : 

A. Nomination of any three of the following 
individuals as potential panelists for the Moscone Art 
Enrichment Selection Panel: Lorraine Garcia- Nakata, 
Johanna Poethig, Linda Blumberg, Steven Nash, Raymond 
Saunders, JoeSam.., Sara Bates, Enrique Chagoya, Rene 
DeGuzman, Lewis DeSoto. 

B. Authorization to accept "Light Clouds," by Al Wong, 
commissioned for Fire Station #2, which consists of 11 
ceramic fritted glass marquee panels, and four 
plexiglass and neon lanterns. 

C. Approval of final payment to Al Wong for contract # 
2820010, art enrichment for Fire Station #2. 

D. Approval of "It's a Small World," a temporary 
artist designed flag project by Kathryn Weinstein and 
Domingo Nuno , situated along the Embarcadero, to 
celebrate Earth Week, contingent upon permission from 
the Port. 

E. Authorization to modify Carl Cheng's contract 
(#2830002) to increase scope of work to include 
providing security glazing and cables for atrium 
security screens, and to increase his contract by $1 800 
to cover the additional expense. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 
MOVED: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Approval of the lamp prototype for 

Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland 
Blake for the new Main Library. 
MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the criteria and process for 

selection of authors' names to be included in 
Constellation, an art work designed by Nayland 
Blake for the new Main Library. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Denial of request" to allocate Moscone Center 

public art funds for the purchase of a bust by 
Spiro Anargyros of George R. Moscone to be 
placed in the convention center. 
MOVED: Commissioner Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of the Policies and Procedures for 
Removal, Alterations, Destruction and 
Deaccessioning of art works in the Civic Art 
Collection of the City and County of San 
Francisco with further revisions to language 
regarding emergency powers as requested by 
staff. 

MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of Lewis DeSoto's preliminary public 
art plan for the San Francisco Courthouse. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of artists' request to change the 

Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon from black to a 
lighter color close to white. 
MOVED: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Submitted : 



Tonia Macneil 

Curator 

Public Art Program 



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lire Honorable Members "I I lie Visual Arts Committee 
I- |p«nor Hoai on 
"I' ' Mai ket SI rnp| Ail i n I rans i I 

1 , "~ \nse| Adams (enter i s c,i| laliornt.iim with I he 
I nt ppimt intra I Studies Aeadein> l.o produce the nexl Market 
''■"' pester BPri«! which involves high school students 
lie Hip mi.., I,. | n | I he "phofonovel la" In create nil work for 
Ih i lers. 

l-i'o poster designs Ik, ,. |,.-,.|i submitted I., Commission stall 

I i • ' : ill I'uiii put. lie -nl curat ors and Joanne I » - . - 

'• iewed uul ... nun. miI ed .hi ih.- work. Stall' made several 

"mi. iM t -i l i r > n •; .,ii Mi.- artwork, and asked l.hal I lie designs 
i suIhii i I l.eil . ' 'ii i . -. >hi mi. • ii I ". concerned technical issues as 
well as r-Miicnpi iim I pi ..■•..,, I .1 1 i .mi -.1 lie work. We also re 

in I il I ides i I,, I l,:,.| been suhmiLled foi review when 

I he prnje,| ,,-;,<, sole, -led by I lie Market Street panel, and 
una n i moiis I ,\ a g reed I ha I I he 'Pial i t j o I the initial work 
.1 i I fere. I s I gn i f icanl I \ . 



r, Minn. Mil k i lie I tided I he loll ow i ng : 

-photographs are mudds . not clear 

■ • in. ■ of the type is blurred and will no! Look well 

i hen <n I a rged i o pes lof si ze 

-bne kg round I pn I distracts from the imagery 

-some "I the images are not strong or interest i ng : are 

i h<. i .. other i innges that won Id be more effective? Is there 

anothei wa> of present ing l.he images I lint would have more 

omplin sis? 

-reconsider size and scale of some of I lie jniages 

- sonic of the nar rat i ves .1. mi ' I make sense: what is I lie 

i nl , Mided i mpac-l " 

When I ti" mock-ups were re -subm i t I ed , staTf fell that a 
number of concerns had no! been adequately addressed, and 
asked again thai I he .nil work be resubmitted. Deborah 
Klolchko. Kd ne.nl ion Pi rector at the Ansel Adams asked to be 
present al the Commission res i ew in order to speak to the 
,., r .| j s | i c intent when qttesl i oned . 

The revised work will he brought to von al the Match meel ing 
I ,,, rP \ i r>w and approva I . 



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1 ''c criteria for o , 

'"•ended lo celebrate the M £ IWS ml ''^ a,K ' cul(u, °- ™» monument Is 
dialog, IlUt to wSishmMr Iw y <• ° CUN fc V olerancc ' achievement and cultural 

2 Putni «» . • f. an exclusive canon ol great authors. 

r,',-« i J l ! U f " lg °, S ,' yl ^ inevit ^'y says as much about the auitudes of the time ol its 
citation as it Joes about the history of intellectual endeavor. In stead of ignoring this fact it 
ismj intention to incorporate it into the fabric of the piece. As such, authors selected for 
this wiill should be recognized as 20th century authois. In other words, they should have 
lived the majority of their lives in the 20th century and/or their most significant works 
should have appeared in it 

3 This piece is intended to celebiate the contents of the library. Selected Authors should 
have works in the library's collection. 

4.Authors should have made significant contributions to their fields, the culture of the 
world and if possible the culture of the Day Area. 

If you have suggestions or comments about the criteria, please bring them to our first 
meeting. 



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March 10, 1991 

Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Progr; 
SI af {' Reports 



Comm i ss i oners : 

Re: Consenl Calendar item *1 

I'onia ami I recently met with Rudy Nothenberg and have 
received approval to proceed with the conceptual direction 
established by the Visual Arts Committee for Moscone Art 
Enrichment. We would like your permission to work with any 
three of the individuals listed on the Consent Calendar as 
Selection panelists. In addition, we would appreciate the 
assignment of 1 or 2 Art Commissioners as liaisons to this 
pane 1 . 



Re: Agenda Item IV. 



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ling is proposing a comprehensive new approach 
g of the stories related to the waterfront 
as researched and sought other resources for 
looking Farther than the historical archives 
the Maritime Museum, Bancroft Library and the 
storical Museum. At the present time, he is 
ith Nancy heigh Olmsted about the future of her 
olvement in the project. His new approach may 
es including I ho Aleutians, early Russian 
ved in the fur trade, the role of Native 
divers, stories of the Chinese in 



shrimping/fishing villages, the presence of the Italian 
community, t.he life of a sailor, stories of crimps, African 
American heritage as it relates to our maritime history. 
We have been able to obtain an extension of the delivery 
schedule for the approved camera-ready materials. As t tie 
direction becomes more resolved, I will arrange tor a 
presentation of selected text and \isuals b> the artist at t 
future Visual Arts Committee meeting. 



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The construction documents for tins project in tin- .South 
Embarcadero were designed previous to the proposal to 
include a fiber optic lighting system. Now that we will have 
funding from an I STEA grant to implement this system, we are 
working to develop a way in which to coordinate I Ik 
installation of the fiber optic cable m the most eost- 
effective and aesthetic manner. DPW has not been entirelj 
cooperative in this endeavor. Fdeally, we would be able to 
have our lighting contractor "drop" the fiber optic cable 
into a cavity in the ribbon before the glass block is 
installed. Unfortunately, because of a very tight 
construction schedule and a very contentious relationship 
between DPW and the South Embarcadero roadway contractor who 
will build the ribbon, we wiff be unable to effect anysort 
of a cooperative relationship. The best scenario that we can 
hope for at this point is to have the North Linbarcadero 
contractor agree to hire our lighting contractor as a sub. 
The fiber optic cable in the North would be installed 
previous to the glass block. We would then have this sub, 
through the North Embarcadero contractor, remove glass 
blocks at various location^ in the completed South 
Embarcadero and install the liber optic cable. To facilitate 
this approach, DPW may be willing to install temporary plugs 
in certain locations in the South so that the installation 
of the cable will be less complicated. I'll give you an 
update next month. 



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to alert you, the judges seem very resistant to Lewis 
to ' s idea to incorporate text throughout the building. 
proposing to use excerpts from the bill of Rights or' 
.S. Constitution and words such as compassion 
rity, impartiality, etc.fhe judges think that this 
be very problematic- and would prefer the use of imagery 
posed to text. The architects support Lewis's approach' 
re powerless in the face of the Judges' Art linrichment 
ttee. I'm trying to avoid a conflict between the 4rt 
ssion and the Judges over tin- art concept and I ho 
the presentation at the Visual Arts Committee can U 
more of an informal dialog between I he- artist U 
ssioners and the client. I'm afraid il ii, al 

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tell Lewis what to do, it may result in his leaving the 
project. This one needs your help. 



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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: 3/9/94 

1<): Visual Arts Committee 

From: Susan Pontious 

^k': Removal, al.erat.ion, destruction and deaccessioning 
pol icies. 

These policies have been submitted twice for Committee 
review, but has yet to be formally reviewed and adopted. I 
have further refined this draft from previous versions. As 
previously reported, this version includes all the 
provisions of the 1983 deaccessioning policy, which in turn 
incorporates the legal provisions of Section 1.16 - 1.18 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code. This draft includes 
a more extensive outline of policy and review outlines. The 
deaccessioning portion is the result of the compilation and 
review of deaccessioning policies adopted by other cities 
throughout the country, including the cities of Carlsbad, 
Dallas, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, 
Seattle, and the State of California. 



REMOVAL, ALTERATION, DESTRUCTION AND DEACCESSIONING 
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 
DRAFT - 3/9/94 

OBJECTIVES: 

Io establish an orderly process for reviewing the 
status of public artworks. 

II. To establish a procedure for removal of public works of 
art . 

DEFINITIONS: 

Deacces sioning is defined as the procedure for the removal 
of an artwork from public exhibition through disposition, 
and includes gifts, sales, exchanges and any other 
transactions by which title of outgoing works of art are 
transferred from the collections to another institution or 
individual, as well as disposal by intentional destruction. 
Outlined below are the policies and procedures employed by 
the San Francisco Arts Commission to dispose of a work of 
art in its collection. 

ELIGIBLE WORKS OF ART: 

All artworks owned by the City and County of San Francisco 
under the juristiction of the San Francisco Arts Commission, 
whether acquired through Art Enrichment Program, donation, 
or any other method. 

OVERVIEW OF ACQUISITION POLICY: 

Acquisitions should be directed towards works of art of the 

highest quality. Acquisition by the City and County of San 

Francisco implies a commitment to the preservation, 

protection and display of the artwork for the public 

benefit. 

Acquisition should imply permanency within the collection, 
as long as the work maintains its physical integrity, 
identity and authenticity, and as long as it remains useful 
to the purposes of the people of the City and County of San 
Francisco. When these conditions no longer prevail, the 
Arts Commission may consider removal from public display 
and/or deaccessioning. 

REMOVAL OF ARTWORK FROM PUBLIC DISPLAY: 

I . General 

While the intent of acquisition is for permanency 
public display, circumstances and/or conditions may 
arise that make it prudent for the Commission, on 



SFDEACC Pa S e 



behalf of the public interest, to remove an artwork 
from public display. 

The conditions and process under which the Commission 
would consider removal of an artwork from display aie 
listed under the " Conditions " section below. The 
Commission has the following options for artwork it has 
decided to remove from display: 

III. Opt ion s 

A. Relocation of Public Display: 

If the Commission decides that an artwork must be 
removed from its original site, and if its 
condition is such that it could be re- i nstalled , 
the Commission will attempt to identify another 
appropriate site. if the object was designed for 
a specific site, the Art Commission will attempt 
to relocate the work to a new site consistent with 
the artist's intention. if possible, the artist's 
assistance will be requested to help make this 
determinat ion . 

B. Store object 

C. Sale or Trade of Object 

I T I . Provisions for Emergency Removal 

In the event that the structural integrity or condition 
of an artwork is such that, in the opinion of the Art 
Commission's Director of Cultural Affairs, the artwork 
presents an eminent threat to public safety, the 
Director may authorize its i mined i ale removal, without 
Commission ac bion or the artist's consent, and have the 
work plactd in temporary storage. The artist ami the 
Arts Commissioners must, be notified of this action 
within :)() days. The Commission will then consider 
options for disposition: repair, reinstallation, 
maintenance provisions or deaccessioning . 

In the event that the artwork cannot be removed without 
being irreparably damaged ur destroyed, and if the 
Artist in his Agreement with the City and County has 
not waived his/her rights under the Cal i f ornia Art 
Preservation Act in these circumstance, the Director 
must attempt to gain such written permission before 
proceeding. In the event that this cannot be 
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protect the public health and safety, the Director will 
proceed according to the advice of the City Attorney. 

DEACCESSIONING: STATEMENT OF GENERAL POLICY 
The Arts Commission shall deaccession and dispose of works 
of art in its collections only in the public interest and as 
a means of improving the quality of the collections. Thus, 
in accordance with Section 10.117-1 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code, all proceeds from any sale or auction, 
less any payment due the artist under the California Resale 
Royalties Act, shall be credited to the public art media 
fund. The monies of this Fund are for the exclusive purpose 
of acquiring or maintaining one or more other works of art 
for the same public structure or purpose for which the 
original work of art was acquired. 

In considering various alternatives for the disposition of 
(iencressioned objects, the Arts Commission should be 
concerned that: 

I. The manner of disposition is in the best interests of 
the Commission and the public it serves. 

II. Preference should be given to retaining works that are 
a part of the historical, cultural, or scientific 
heritage of San Francisco and California. 

Til. Consideration should be given to placing the art 

objects, through gift, exchange, or sale, in another 
tax-exempt public institution wherein they may serve 
the purpose for which they were acquired initially by 
the Commission. 

TV. Objects may not be given or sold privately to City 
employees, officers, members of the governing 
authority, or to their representatives, except as 
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CONDITIONS: , 

A work of art may be considered for removal from put. in 
display and/or deaccessioni tig if one or more of the 
following conditions apply. 

I. The work presents a threat to public safety 

II. Condition or security of the work cannot be 
guaranteed, or the Commission cannot properly care 
or store the work. 

III. The work requires excessive or unreasonable 
maintenance, or has faults in design or 
workmanshi p 

IV. The condition of the work requires 
restoration in gross excess of its aesthetic 
value, or is in such a deteriorated state that 
restoration would prove either unfeasible, 
impractical or misleading. 

V. No suitable site for the work is available, or 
significant changes in the use or character of 
design of the site affect the integrity of the 
work . 

VI. The work interferes with the operations of the 
client agency. 

VII. Significant adverse public reaction over an 
extended period of time (5 years or more). 

VIII. The work is judged to have Little or no aesthetic 
and/or historical or cultural value. 

IX. Arts Commission wishes to replace a work with a 
more appropriate work by the same artist, 

X. The work can be sold to finance, or can be traded 
for, a work of greater importance. 

XI. Written request from the artist has been received 
to remove the work from public; display. 



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The work is fraudulent or not authentic 
Iv - The work is not, or is rarely displayed 

PROCESS: 

In general, no work of art will be deaccess ioned within 10 
years after acquisition. (Note: Seattle, Sacramento, CA 
Arts Council: permanent acqui sitons-10 yrs from date of 
installation/ '5 yrs Cor acceptance of portable works) 

Every 5 years, the Public Art Collection should be evaluated 
by the Visual Arts Committee. The committee shall act as 
the panel, or name an independent qualified panel to review 
works designated for deaccess ioning consideration. (See 
Condi tions Below) (General consensus : 5 yrs/Dallas 10 yrs) 

The following steps shall be followed for works being 
considered for deaccess ion i ng : 

I. The Collection's Manager must prepare a report that 
indicates : 

A. The opinion of the City Attorney regarding any 
restrictions which may apply to a specific work 

B. An analysis of the reasons for deaccessioning and 
its impact on the collection and the artist. 

C. Staff evaluation of the artwork 

D. Public and agency feedback on the work in question 

E. Provide the opinions of 2 or more independent 
professionals qualified to recommend on the 
concern prompting review (conservators, engineers, 
architects, critics, safety experts etc.) 

F. Provide written correspondence, press and other 
evidence of public debate 

G. Options for disposition 

H. Acquisition method and purchase price 

I. Current market appraisal for sale purposes 
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J. Replacement Costs 

II. Deaccessioning proceedings will be considered by the 
Visual Arts Committee. Proceedings shall be open to 
the public as part of the Committee's regular or 
special meeting. 

The Committee shall make its recommendation to the San 
Francisco Arts Commission for approval by resolution. 

III. If the Commission determines that it would be 
advantageous to the City, a work of art under its 
juristiction may be sold or exchanged. The Commission 
may execute and accept all deeds of conveyance 
necessary and proper to effect a duly authorized sale 
or exchange. A work of art to be sold or exchanged 
shall be cataloged, listed and described with 
reasonable certainty and a copy of such catalogue be 
furnished to the Purchaser. 

IV. The Arts Commission may exchange a work ol art on audi 
terms as the Arts Commission, by a 2/3 vote of the 
members of the Commission determines appropriate, 
provided that any exchange is subject to the approval 
of the Purchaser. 

V. A work of art under the jurisdiction of the Commission 
may be sold at public auction to the highest and heat 
bidder and the Commission may contract with u licensed 
auctioneer for the purpose of conducting the bale or 
sales. The contract shall specify the compensation to 
be paid for the auctioneer's services and set forth t ht 
terms und conditions under which the sale or sales are 
to In- conducted. Each such contract shall bt- approved 
by tin- I'ii rchase r . 

VI. A work of art. under the jurisdiction of the Commission 
may be sold by private sale under the following 

c i renins tances : 



A. If the work is offered at public auction and no 
bids are received, or if the bids are rejected, or 

B. If the Arts Commission determines, by a 2/S vot 
of the members that the work may be sold on terms 
more advantageous to the City if sold through 



private sale. Any contract for th 



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Purchaser. A work of art on which bids have been 
rejected shall not thereafter be sold through 
private sale for less than the amount of the 
highest bid received. 

Note: Some cities give first option for the purchase 
or trade of the artwork to the artist (at current 
market price?). 

VII. Before disposing of any objects from the collections, 

reasonable efforts should be made to ascertain that the 
Commission is legally free to do so. Where 
restrictions as to the use or disposition of the 
objects in question are found to apply, the Arts 
Commission should comply with the following: 

A. Mandatory restrictions should be observed strictly 
unless deviation from their terms is authorized by 
a court of competent jurisdiction. 

B. Objects to which precatory restrictions apply 
should not be disposed of until reasonable efforts 
are made to comply with the restrictive 
conditions. If practical and reasonable to do so, 
considering the value of the objects in question, 
the Commission should notify the donor if it 
intends to dispose of such objects within ten 
years of receiving the gift or within the donor's 
lifetime, whichever is less. 

C. If there is any question as to the intent of force 
of restrictions, the Commission should seek the 
advice of the City Attorney. 

D. An adequate record of the conditions and 
circumstances under which objects are 
deaccess ioned and disposed of should be made and 
retained as part of the Collections Management 
records . 

E. Prior to disposition of any object having a value 
of $2,000 or more, two independent appraisals must 
be obtained. 

F. The Commission will abide by the California Resale 
Royalties Act with respect to notification and 
payment of the Artist: five percent (5%) of the 
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be given to the artist who created the work, 
provided that the artist can be located by 
reasonable means. If the artist cannot be found, 
the Resale Royalty will revert to the City and 
County of San Francisco Arts Commission. 
( Sacramento ) 

ALTERATION, MODIFICATION, OR DESTRUCTION OF ARTWORK: 

I . General Policy: 

It is the primary responsibility of the Art Commission 
to preserve and protect the art collections under its 
management for the people of the City and County of San 
Francisco. However, under certain conditions, and in 
accordance to the constraints of the California Art 
Preservation Act (Civil Code 987), and the 1990 Visual 
Artists Act, the Commission may authorize actions that 
would alter, modify or destroy an artwork. 

I I . Cond i t ions 

Removal and disposal, destruction, alteration or 
modification of an artwork, art place or applied art 
concept may be considered under the following 
ci rcum stances : 

A. The work has faults of design or workmanship, or 
is damaged so that repair or remedy is 
impractical, unfeasible or an unjustifiable 
allocation of resources. 

B. Work poses a threat to public safety, or in some 
other way poses a potential liability for the City 
and County of San Francisco. In the event that the 
condition of the artwork represents an eminent 
safety hazard, and cannot be removed without risk 
of damage or destruction, the Director of Cultural 
Affairs will proceed in accordance with the 
provisions specified under "Emergency Removal". 

C. The Commission deems it necessary in order for the 
City and County to exercise its responsibilities 
in regard to public works and improvements, or in 
furtherance of the City's operations , or for anv 
other good cause. l y 

IV . Options : 

If, for any of the above reasons, the City and Countv 
find it necessary pursue plans that would modify 
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artplace, or applied art concept, and the Arts 
Commission approves such action, then the Arts 
Commission shall make a reasonable effort to notify the 
artist by registered mail of the City's intent and 
outline possible options: 

A. Transfer of Title to the Artist 

The artist will be given the first option of 
having the title to the artwork transferred to 
him/her. If the artist elects to pursue title 
transfer, he/she is responsible for the object's 
removal and all associated costs. 

B. Disclaim Authorship 

In the case where the City contemplates action 
which would compromise the integrity of the 
artwork, the artist shall be given the opportunity 
to disclaim authorship and request that his/her 
name not be used in connection with the given work 

C. Alteration, Modification or Destruction: 

If alteration, modification, or destruction is of 
an artwork protected under Civil Code 987 or the 
1990 Visual Artists Act is contemplated, the 
Commission must secure a written waiver of the 
artist's rights under this section. In the case 
of an emergency removal that may result in 
destruction or irreparable damage, the Director 
will act in accordance with the advice of the City 
Attorney . 

If the Commission's efforts to contact the artist are 
unsuccessful, the City shall proceed with its plans. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

NOTE: M EETING WILL TAkE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM UF 

THE HUM AN RIGHTS COMMISSION, 8TH FLOOR 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design of information 
stands and educational pamphlet for 
"Information Stands II" by Ricardo Zulueta 
for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Sixth 
Street Photogaphy Workshop for poster 
series on Gannett kiosks for the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve "Guidebook for 
Temporary Art Installations on Public 
Property in the City and County of San 
Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

D. Motion to approve the "Market Street 
Chronicles" by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program 
contingent upon staff approval of the final 
revis ion . 

E. Motion to approve the loan of "El Dia 
des las Madres" by Juana Alicia to Gallery 
Concord (City of Concord) for an exhibition 
entitled <7na Celebrac ion , a show of 
contemporary Latino(a) artists, .May 6 - 
June 26, 199-1. 

F. Motion to approve Hilda Shum, Karen 
Tsujimoto, Rene Yanez, Stephanie Johnson, 
Jennifer Dowley, and Terezita Romo as 
potential selection panel members for the 
Airport projects, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of S100 per day for serving. 



G. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 



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with Alice Aycock for up to $374,000 for 
fabrication, transportation, and 
installation oversight of two artworks 
consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New 
Main Library. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Lothar Bauingarten for up to $89,000 to 
fabricate two artworks, (carved granite 
panels and painted text) for the New Main 
Library . 

1. Motion to approve the installation by 
the Fine Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in 
the Music Concourse area of Golden gate 
Park, contingent upon approval of the 
Recreation and Park Department for the 
location. 

J. Motion to approve any three of the 
following individuals: Lewis deSoto, Sidra 
Stitch, Hilda Shum, Raymond Saunders, 
Terezita Romo and Enrique Chagoya as 
potential selection panel members for the 
Courthouse project, and approval to pav an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving". 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 
competitions for the following Couthouse 
projects : 

a. lobby entry doors and interior 
security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 1th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design bv 
Dennis Tanaguchi for the Chinatown Youth 

enter to be located at the North Beach 
Housing Project at Fisherman's Wharf 

M. Motion to approve mural design bv Ann 
•Sherry lor the Chinese Community Sousing 
Corporation to be located at Romolo Alley 



3:05 ll - Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious/ Hilda Shum 

A. Review and approval of final proposals 
by Hilda Shum for two artworks designed for 
the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

B. Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", oil 
on plywood (17 1/2" x 46"), by Helen 
Stanley for $2,000 for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility 

3:20 III. Fire Station #37 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of revised artist proposal for 
Fire Station #37 

3:35 IV. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

Discussion and motion to apply for funds 
from the Neighborhood Beaut i f icat ion and 
Graffiti Cleanup Fund 

3:45 V. Art Commission Gallery 
Jason Tannen 

Report on Exhibitions Selection process for 
1994-1995 and request for approval of 
selected artists 

3:55 VI. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 
Jill Manton 

Discussion of purchase of Joan Brown tile 
mural for wall adjacent to Moscone Center 
North 

4:05 VII. Gateway Sculpture 
Jill Manton 
Progress report and documentation 

4:15 VIII. Staff Reports 

4:20 IX. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 197?, Rehabilitation Act and tlie 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating lor persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines thai serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block fa>m the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) SS4-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

APRIL 20, 1994 

Commissioners Present: Staff Present: 

Anne Healy Joanne Chow Winship 

Aristedes Demetrios Jill Manton 

Bob LaRocca Debra Lehane 

Eleanor Beaton 

Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 
items : 

A. Motion to approve design of information stands and 
educational pamphlet for "Information Stands II" 
by Ricardo Zulueta for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Sixth Street 
Photogaphy Workshop for poster series on Gannett 
kiosks for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program . 

C. Motion to approve "Guidebook for Temporary Art 
Installations on Public Property in the City and 
County of San Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

D. Motion to approve the "Market Street Chronicles" 
by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program contingent upon staff 
approval of the final revision. 

E. Motion to approve the loan of "El Dia des las 
Madres" by Juana Alicia to Gallery Concord (City 
of Concord) for an exhibition entitled Una 
Celebracion, a show of contemporary Latino(a) 
artists, May 6 - June 26, 1994. 

F. Motion to approve Hilda Shunt, Karen Tsujimoto, 
Rene Yanez, Stephanie Johnson, Jennifer Dowley, 
and Terezita Romo as potential selection panel 
members for the Airport projects, and approval to 
pay an honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $374,000 for fabrication, 



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transportation, and installation oversight of two 
artworks consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lothar 
Baumgarten for up to $89,000 to fabricate two 
artworks, (carved granite panels and painted text) 
for the New Main Library. 

I. Motion to approve the installation by the Fine 
Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in the Music 
Concourse area of Golden gate Park, contingent 
upon approval of the Recreation and Park 
Department for the location. 

J. Motion to approve any three of the following 

individuals: Lewis deSoto , Sidra Stitch, Hilda 
Shum, Raymond Saunders, Terezita Romo and Enrique 
Chagoya as potential selection panel members for 
the Courthouse project, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 

competitions for the following Couthouse projects: 

a. lobby entry doors and interior security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 4th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Dennis Tanaguchi 

for the Chinatown Youth Center to be located at 

the North Beach Housing Project at Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

M. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for 
the Chinese Community Housing Corporation to be 
located at Romolo Alley. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Mental Health Facility 

A. Review of Final Proposals for Artwork by Hilda 
Shum for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility 



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Hilda Shum presented her final design for her 
sculpture for the Mental Health facility and her 
design for a wall relief entitled "Games of the 
World". Susan Pontious reported that the designs 
had been reviewed by the client and had been 
approved . 

Commissioner Healy recommended that the artist 
substitute another object for the saw blades that 
were proposed as "markers" for one of the games. 

ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
sculpture for the entrance to the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
wall relief, "Games of the World", for the entry 
of the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Hilda Shum for 
up to $64,000 for the fabrication, transportation 
and installation of her sculpture and wall relief, 
"Games of the World". 

B. Approval of Purchase of "Stream Bed" by Helen 
Stanley. 

ORDERED: Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", (oil 
on plywood, 17 1/2" x 46") by Helen Stanley for 
$2,000 for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious reported that the plans to build 
the revised apparatus room ( reviewed at the March 
Civic Design meeting) have been abandoned because 
the State funds that the project depended on have 
been diverted to southern California for 
earthquake recovery. This means that there is no 
place to install Wang Po Shu's art work, which has 
already been fabricated. The committee advised 
that the architect should investigate the 



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possibility of building an archway for the 
entrance of the building where the artwork could 
be located. 

ORDERED: In response to new design changes in the 
architecture of Fire Station #37, investigate the 
possibility of building an entry arch for 
installation of Wang Po Shu's art work 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Collections 

ORDERED: Motion to apply for, accept and expend funds 

from the Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion and Graffiti Fund. 

Moved: Heal y/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. Gallery 

Jason Tannen presented the artists selected by the 
review panel (Arnold Kemp, Cay Lang, and Emmanuel 
Montoya) for the Art Commission Gallery 1994-95 
schedule. He reported that the committee reviewed 216 
individual and group proposals submitted by 282 Bay 
Area artists in response to an open call for artist's 
proposals . 

ORDERED: Approval of exhibition of the following 
artists during the Art Commission Gallery's 1994-95 
season: Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, 
Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Simon Penny, Ken 
Rinaldo, Sara Roberts, Andrea Brewster, Victor Zaballa, 
Ann Chamberlain, Sasha Yung Ju Lee, Gayle Tanaka, 
Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Ed Osborn, Hanna Norman, C. 
Diane Dlugosh, Robiliee Frederick, Jeff Norman, John 
Wehrle, David Bacon, Lauren Davies, Flyn Ford, Susan 
Howard, and Young Kim. 
Moved: Demet r ios/LaRocca 
Vote : Unati i mous 

VI. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the proposed 
purchase of a tile mural to be created by Noel Neri 
from Joan Brown's painting of St. Francis for the wall 
adjacent to Moscone Center North. She reported that 
Noel Neri had seen the wall, and was working on 
drawings of how the mural would appear on the wall. 
However, Manton reported that the Redevelopment Agency 
(who have jurisdiction over the proposed wall) are not' 



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favorable to the project. She also reported that some 
of the curatorial staff have concerns about the 
project. These are based on 1) concern about the 
appropriateness of the image, scale and proportion of 
the artwork to the wall; 2) Neri's plans to possibly 
enlarge the scale of the original artwork, thereby 
further removing the mural from the original artist's 
hand . 

The committee requested to view drawings, or perhaps a 
photo montage of the artwork on the wall at the next 
meeting. They also requested to know more specifically 
the nature of the Redevelopment Agency's objections. 

VII. Gateway Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported on the progress of Mark diSuvero's 
sculpture and passed around photos that documented how 
the design of the sculpture has evolved beyond the 
maquette submitted in Spring of 1993. The 
Commissioners were pleased with the progress of the 
work and held no objections to the slight deviance from 
the macquette. She reported that the Redevelopment 
Agency has informed her that installation will be 
delayed until December, 1994. 

VIII. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported that the Art Commission was 
deleting the glass block installation by the 
General Contractor, and was instead having it 
installed by a subcontractor under our contract 
with Fiberstars. A contract credit of $50,000 
from the General Contractor for deleting the 
blocks from his contract, and an additional credit 
of $10,000 from changing the concrete color, plus 
the remaining contingency will pay for the $74,000 
bid from an independent installer. The General 
Contractor has agreed to leave his styrofoam forms 
and plywood covers in place until our contractor 
is ready to install. 

B. Muni Platforms 

Jill Manton reported that the art elements for the 
muni-platforms designed by Leonard Hunter and 
Sheila Ghidini have come in under budget and will 
be built as designed. 



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C. International Sculpture Conference Panel 
Joanne Chow Winship reported that the conference 
organizers have requested panel recommendations 
for a panel on the Vaillancourt Fountain. ISC has 
already secured Jerry Allen as a panelist. The 
committee suggested Lawrence Halprin, the plaza 
designer . 

D. Future of the Gallery 

Joanne Chow Winship reported that the CAO has 
informed us that the Gallery will not be included 
in the next seismic bond. He has informed us that 
the Commission has a moral responsibility to 
vacate the gallery as soon as possible. Long term 
plans being investigated is the possibility of an 
office building being built in that location that 
would include the Art Commission offices and 
gallery as a prime tenant. Staff is investigating 
other short term possibilities. 

D. Loan of Artwork 

Debra Lehane requested permission to place 
approval of a loan to the Fine Arts Museum under 
Committee Reports at the May 2nd Art Commission 
Meeting. the Art Commission will be requested to 
approve the loan of two artworks from the airport 
collection: the Don Potts model of Golden Gate 
Park and David Simpson's painting, "Storm Stars 
and Stripes" to the Fine Arts Museum for an 
exhibition entitled "Facing Eden: 100 Years of 
Landscape Art in the Bay Area", June 24 - Sept. 
10, 1995. The Airport Art Steering Committee has 
already approved the loan. 

E. Dedication and Open House for Fire Station #2 
Susan Pontious reported that the dedication and 
open house for Fire Station #2 would be Sunday, 
May 1, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the following Consent Calendar 

i terns : 

A. Motion to approve design of information stands and 
educational pamphlet for "Information Stands II" 
by Ricardo Zulueta for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 



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Motion to approve artwork by Sixth Street 
Photogaphy Workshop for poster series on Gannett 
kiosks for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

Motion to approve "Guidebook for Temporary Art 
Installations on Public Property in the City and 
County of San Francisco" prepared by Judy Moran. 

Motion to approve the "Market Street Chronicles" 
by Margaret Crane/Jon Winet for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program contingent upon staff 
approval of the final revision. 

Motion to approve the loan of "El Dia des las 
Madres" by Juana Alicia to Gallery Concord (City 
of Concord) for an exhibition entitled Una 
Celebracion, a show of contemporary Latino(a) 
artists, May 6 - June 26, 1994. 

Motion to approve Hilda Shum, Karen Tsujimoto, 
Rene Yanez, Stephanie Johnson, Jennifer Dowley, 
and Terezita Romo as potential selection panel 
members for the Airport projects, and approval to 
pay an honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $374,000 for fabrication, 
transportation, and installation oversight of two 
artworks consisting of a conical staircase and the 
hanging "cyclone" sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lothar 
Baumgarten for up to $89,000 to fabricate two 
artworks, (carved granite panels and painted text) 
for the New Main Library. 

Motion to approve the installation by the Fine 
Arts Museums of the Dore Vase in the Music 
Concourse area of Golden gate Park, contingent 
upon approval of the Recreation and Park 
Department for the location. 

Motion to approve any three of the following 
individuals: Lewis deSoto, Sidra Stitch, Hilda 



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Shum, Raymond Saunders, Terezita Romo and Enrique 
Chagoya as potential selection panel members for 
the Courthouse project, and approval to pay an 
honorarium of $100 per day for serving. 

K. Motion to approve proceeding with public 

competitions for the following Couthouse projects: 

a. lobby entry doors and interior security gates 

b. lobby floor design 

c. elevator lobbies and doors 

d. 4th floor waiting area 

e. jury assembly 

f. clock design for courtrooms 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Dennis Tanaguchi 
for the Chinatown Youth Center to be located at 
the North Beach Housing Project at Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

M. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for 
the Chinese Community Housing Corporation to be 
located at Romolo Alley. 
Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's 
sculpture for the entrance to the Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of final design of Hilda Shum's wall 
relief, "Games of the World", for the entry of the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Hilda Shum for up to 
$64,000 for the fabrication, transportation and 
installation of her sculpture and wall relief, "Games 
of the World". 



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ORDERED: Approval to purchase "Stream Bed", (oil on 
Plywood, 17 1/2" x 46") by Helen Stanley for $2,000 for 
the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: In response to new design changes in the 
architecture of Fire Station #37, investigate the 
possibility of building an entry arch for installation 
of Wang Po Shu's art work 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Motion to apply for, accept and expend funds 
from the Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion and Graffiti Fund 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval of exhibition of the following 
artists during the Art Commission Gallery's 1994-95 
season: Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, 
Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Simon Penny, Ken 
Rinaldo, Sara Roberts, Andrea Brewster, Victor Zaballa, 
Ann Chamberlain, Sasha Yung Ju Lee, Gayle Tanaka, 
Jehanne-Mar ie Gavarini , Ed Osborn, Hanna Norman, C. 
Diane Dlugosh, Robiliee Frederick, Jeff Norman, John 
Wehrle, David Bacon, Lauren Davies, Flyn Ford, Susan 
Howard, and Young Kim. 

Moved: Demetrios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Submitted 



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Tusan PonTious 
April 26, 1994 




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H April 1994 



The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
Eleanor Beaton 

Guidelines for Temporary Art Projects on Public 
Property in the City and County of San Franc isco . 



RE: 



We are now working on the finetuning of our final draft of 
this publication. Judy Moran has done an excellent job of 
wending her way through the City's bureaucratic maze, and 
condensing and clarifying information. 

At next Wednesday's meeting 1 will provide you with a copy 
of the final draft. We expect to publish the "Guidelines" 
by the end of the month , so that it can be available to 
prospective applicants for the Cultural Equity Grants for 
individual artist projects. 



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Date: Apr i 1 U, 199-1 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

-Mil Manton, Director, Public Art Progragi ,\l 

Visual Arts Committee Reports for Agenda J terns 
V] and VI 1 



Commissioners : 

He: Agenda Item 6 

By the time of our meeting, 1 plan to have photographs that 

will demonstrate the wall proposed for the installation of a 

tile mural by Joan Brown. Apparently, because the wall is a 

"Redevelopment Agency" wall and on their property, they will 

have final jurisdiction over whether the mural can be 

i nst a 1 1 ed at the si te . 

Bill Carney of the architecture department at the Agency has 
indicated a lack of support for this proposal. He will 
discuss it further with Redevelopment staff and may attend 
our meeting to provide testimony on this subject. 

If the Agency staff is not supportive, it would go to the 
Redevelopment Commission with a negative recommendation. 1 
would probably need your presence at this meeting to bolster 
our wish to proceed with this project. I will provide you 
with a name of Redevelopment commi ss ione rs at the time of 
our meeting in case you wish to contact them personally on 
this issue. 

The photograph of the wall -will hopefully enable you to 
better evaluate if this is an appropriate site for the 
installation of the art. work. I will meet with Noel Neri, 
Joan's son on Tuesday to view the site and wil 1 report to 
you regarding his response. 

Re: Agenda 1 tern 7 

On Thursday, March 31st, Commissioner llealy and 1 joined CAO 
Rudy Nothenberg and several of his staff on a trip to Mark 
di Suvero's studio in Petal uma to view the progress of our 
sculpture for the waterfront. Everyone was extremely pleased 
with the evolution of the design and 1 will have photographs 
of the work in progess for you to view at the t i me of our 
meeting. Since the work has digressed some from the original 
maquette presented, I think it would be appropriate for you 
to view this change to make certain it meets with your 
approval . 



I would like to discuss Consent Calendar Item K under New 
Business at the conclusion of the other agenda items. 



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April 5, 1994 



Report to the Visual Art Committee: 

Art Commission Gallery 
1994-95 Exhibitions Selection Process 



The Art Commission Gallery 1994-95 exhibition schedule was generated through an 
open call for artists' proposals. A total of 2 16 individual and group proposals were 
submitted by 282 Bay Area artists. The review session took place on February 5. 18 
proposals were selected tor visual art exhibitions, representing 25 artists. 

The review panel consisted of Arnold Kemp, Programs Assistant, Center for the 
Arts at Yerba Buena and visual artist; Cay Lang, U.C. Davis photography instructor and 
visual artist; Emmanuel Montoya, S.F.S.U. prinlmaking teacher and visual artist; Joyce 
Umamoto, media artist. The panelists reviewed proposals from individual artists, groups 
of artists, and independent curators. Highly-rated proposals were selected for gallery 
exhibitions. Artist notification is pending, upon Commission approval. 

Selected Artists 

Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, 
Simon Penny, Ken Rinaldo and Sara Roberts. An exhibition of interactive art work that 
explores computer technology. 

Andrea Brewster - images that combine historic photographs and hand written text 
to explore the relationship between fairy tales and modern reality. 

Victor Zaballa - work that synthesizes traditional Mexican elements ( (lowers, 
feathers, seeds, handmade bark papers, cuttings of stone, wood and paper) with 
contemporary media (photography, film, video and electronic music). 

Ann Chamberlain - installation that juxtaposes large-scale images of Mexican 
women, text, and topographic maps. 

Sasha YungJu Lee - using photography and computer imaging to examine the 
intersection of mainstream culture and minority experience. 

Gayle Tanaka - mixed media constructions utilizing found objects that examine 
physical appearance, ethnic identity, and the cultural "gaze". 

Jehanne-Marie Gavarini - mixed media installations 

Ed Osbom - site specific audio installations. Oshorn's installations possess 
physical characteristics that match the audio content. 

Hanna Norman - lithograph with intaglio chine colld 

C. Diane Dlugosh - mixed media and found object sculpture 

Robilee Frederick -oil, wax, wood, smoke and silk on canvas 

Jeff Norman - combined photographs and text, portraying aspects of organic and 
urban change. 

John Wehrle - TV sculptural icons 

David Bacon - "Moscow Bus Windows" series 



Lauren Davies - sculptural assemblage, combining animal hooves, leather, wool, 
lard, soap. This work traces animal progressions from life to process and consumer 
production. 

Flyn Ford - environmental sculpture exploring nature and human intervention 

Susan Howard - encaustic, oils, photo, steel wall pieces that form a rough mosaic 
and describe memory and the associative quality of objects 

Young Kim - banners, benches, light boxes, video projection portraying 
overlapping spaces and cultures. 



<s Visual Ait Commit 
•5 Exhibitions Selection Process 



: rt Gallery 1 994-95 exhibition schedule ? - 
s' proposals. A total of 216 individual and group proposals were submitted 

jok place on Fe bruary 5.18 proposals were selecte d lor vi3 c 
exhibitions, re presenting 25 artists. 

The revie w panel c onsisted of Arnold Kemp , Progi i Ce nter for the Arts - 

Yerba E «al artist; Cay Lang, U.C Davis photoeraphv instructor and visual artist; 

S.F.S.U. printmaMng teacher and visual artist; Joyce Umamoto, media artist. 
The pai e 1 proposals from individual artists, groups of artists , and mde pendent 

llery exhibitions. Artist notificatic - - 
ision approval. 

•'-:-: Artists 
- Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, Man one Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Simon 
Penny, Ken R i ra Roberts. An exhibition of interactive art work that explores computer 

techno. 

... . s that combine historic photographs and h 
explore the relationship be tween fairy tales and modern reality. 

i hat synthesizes traditional Mexican eleme 
handmade bark papers, cuttings of stone, wood arid paper) with con* sedia 

ideo and electronic music). 
Ann Chamberlain -installation that juxtaposes large-scale images 
: graphic maps. 

; fu. Lee - using photography and computer imaging to examine the intersection 
i ;uiture and minority experience. 
Gayle Tanaka- mixed media constructions utilizing found objects that examine physical 
ranee, ethnic identity, and the cultural 'gaze". 

. ie -Mane Gavarini - mixed media installations 
Ed Osbom - site spec if i: audio installations. Osboms installations possess physical 
characteristics that match the audio content. 

Hanna Norman - hthograph with intaglio chine colle 

Dlugosh - mixed media and found object sculpture 
Robiiee Frederick -oil, "wax . wood, smoke and silk on canvas 

I Norman- combined photographs ana text, portraying aspects of organic and urban 

irle - TV sculptural icons 
1 3 aeon- "Moscow Bus Window; " series 
Lauren Davies - sculptural assemblage., combining animal hooves, leather.. tooI, lard, soap. 
This work traces animal progressions from life to process and consumer p. 

FlvnFord - environmental sculpture explonng nature and human intervention 
nHowanl - encaustic, oils, photo, steel wall pieces that form a rough 
describe memor? and the associative quality of objects 

• banners, benches, light boxes, video projection portraying ove dapping 
and cultures. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

NOTE: MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF 

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, 8TH FLOOR 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



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3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary art 
installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



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B. Motion to approve guidelines and 
minmimum budget of $75,500 to a maximum of 
$95,000 if reserve funds become available, 
for Program Cycle 4 of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve mural designs by: Mia 
Houlberg, Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita 
Eyes Mural Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez 
for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 



•••■City and County of 



D. Motion to approve contingency of $800 
for insurance costs of Pilar Olabarria's 
window paintings at the Hibernia Bank for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve installation of 
"Robot Ballet" by Alan Rath at the San 
Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to approve "Drive By" an 
installation by Domingo Nuno, Susana 
Donovan and Julio Morales presented by the 
509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



3:05 II 



Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 



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3:15 III. "Artwindows" - ArtiBt Initiated Public Art 
Roy Olson 

Presentation of project and request for Art 
Commission endorsement 

3:25 IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Approval of Selection Panel's 
recommendation for concourses A, G, and B, 
and approval to pay a $500 honorarium plus 
per diem to participate in the interview 
phase . 

B. Project update 

3:40 V. New Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Selection of Artist for Fourth Floor Family 
Court Waiting Area and request for approval 
of selected artist 

3:55 VI. Portsmouth Square 
Jill Manton 

Request for preliminary approval of design 
proposed by Mary Fuller 

4:05 VII. Proposed Purchase of Artwork 
Jill Manton 

Discussion of purchase of Joan Brown tile 
mural 

4:15 VIII. Moscone Convention Center 
Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Program outline and objectives for public 
art competition 

4:25 VIII. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

B. Sunnydale Pump Station 

C. New Main Library 

4:30 IX. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Relmbilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-H925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

TUESDAY, May 24, 1994 

3:30 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:30 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve design for "Five 
O'clock Shadow" a temporary art 
installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



B. Motion to approve guidelines and 
minmimum budget of $75,500 to a maximum of 
$95,000 if reserve funds become available, 
for Program Cycle 4 of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program. 

C. Motion to approve mural designs by: Mia 
Houlberg, Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita 
Eyes Mural Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez 
for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 

D. Motion to approve contingency of $800 
for insurance costs of Pilar Olabarria's 
window paintings at the Hibernia Bank for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve installation of 
"Robot Ballet" by Alan Rath at the San 
Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to approve "Drive By" an 
installation by Domingo Nuno , Susana 
Donovan and Julio Morales presented by the 
509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



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San Francisco 



G. Motion to approve the following 
finalists for Airport concourses A, G, 4. B: 
the team of Tim Collins and Reiko Goto; 
Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody 
Pinto; the team of Peter Richards and 
Michael Oppenheim; and Ik-Joon Kang ; and to 



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diem expenses. 

3:35 II. New Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Selection of Artist for Fourth Floor Family 
Court Waiting Area and request for approval 
of selected artist 

3:55 III. Staff Reports 

4:00 IV. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

SPECIAL MEETING OK THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

TUESDAY, May 24, 1994 



MINUTES 



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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Aristides Demetrios 
Genny Lim 



Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 



j The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 

IH "I ■<„*> 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of design for "Five O'clock Shadow" a 
temporary art installation by John Ammirati for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

R. Approval of guidelines and minimum budget of 
$75,500 to a maximum of $95,000 if reserve funds 
become available, for Program Cycle 4 of the Market 
> Street Art in Transit Program. 

C. Approval of mural designs by: Mia Houlberg, 
Julie Murray, Mario Joel, Precita Eyes Mural 
Workshop, and Lilly Rodriguez for the Clarion Alley 
Mural Project. 

D. Approval of contingency of $800 for insurance 
costs of Pilar Olabarria's window paintings at the 
Hibernia Bank for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

E. Approval of installation of "Robot Ballet" by 
Alan Rath at the San Francisco Airport for the 
Gerbode Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

F. Approval of "Drive By" an installation by 
Domingo Nuno, Susana Donovan and Julio Morales 
presented by the 509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store 
Annex for the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

G. Approval of the following finalists for Airport 
concourses A, G, & B: the team of Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto; Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn ; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody Pinto; the 
team of Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheimer; and 



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Ik-Joon Rang; and to pay finalists $500 plus travel 
and per diem expenses. 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 

SECOND: Commissioner Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 

I I • Civic Center Courthouse 

Susan Pontious showed slides of three artist 
candidates for the Family Court Waiting Area of the 
new courthouse: Ann Preston, Robert Calvo, and Cheryl 
Riley. The panel of judges have reviewed the 
artists' work and have recommended Ann Preston. 
Commissioners were concerned that if Ms. Preston 
accepted the Courthouse commission, this would 
disqualify her from the Airport Project, and asked 
that the artist be advised of this possibility before 
accepting the Commission. 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with Ann 
Preston to develop an integrated art design for the 
new Civic Center Courthouse for a preliminary design 
fee of $15,000, with an additional travel allowance 
of up to $5,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to approve Cheryl Riley as an 

alternate, if needed, and to authorize the Director 

of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 

her to develop an integrated art design for the new 

Civic Center Courthouse for a preliminary design fee 

of $15,000, with an additional travel allowance of up 

to $5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Lim 

VOTE: Aye: Healy/Lim Nay: Demetrios 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Approval of design for "Five O'clock Shadow" a 

temporary art installation by John Ammirati for the 

Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



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MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

2. Approval of guidelines and minimum budget of 
$75,500 to a maximum of $95,000 if reserve funds 
become available, for Program Cycle 4 of the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. Approval of mural designs by: Mia Houlberg, Julie 
Murray, Mario Joel, Precita Eyes Mural Workshop, and 
Lilly Rodriguez for the Clarion Alley Mural Project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE : Unan i mous 

4. Approval of contingency of $800 for insurance costs 
of Pilar Olabarria's window paintings at the Hibernia 
Bank for the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. Approval of installation of "Robot Ballet" by Alan 
Rath at the San Francisco Airport for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. Approval of "Drive By" an installation by Domingo 
Nuno , Susana Donovan and Julio Morales presented by 
the 509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store Annex for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. Approval of the following finalists for Airport 
concourses A, G, & B: the team of Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto; Doug Hall; Kathryn Gustafson; Ned Kahn; 
Paul Kos; Keith Sonnier; Ann Preston; Jody Pinto; the 
team of Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheimer; and 
Ik-Joon Kang ; and to pay finalists $500 plus travel 
and per diem expenses. 



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MOTION: Commissioner Demetrios 
VOTE: Unanimous 

8. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with Ann Preston to develop 
an integrated art design for the new Civic Center 
Courthouse for a preliminary design fee of $15,000, 
with an additional travel allowance of up to $5,000. 



MOTION: 
VOTE: 



Commissioner Healy 
Unanimous 



Approval of Cheryl Riley as an alternate, if needed, 
and authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement with her to develop an 
integrated art design for the new Civic Center 
Courthouse for a preliminary design fee of $15,000, 
with an additional travel allowance of up to $5,000. 



MOTION: 
VOTE: 



Commissioner Healy 
Unanimous 




Tenia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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12 May 1994 



The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Eleanor Beaton 

Market Street Program Cycle 4 



Consent Calen dar Item : Motion to approve guidelines and 
minimum budget of $75,000 to a maximum of $95,000 if reserve 
funds become available, for Program Cycle 4 of the Market 
Steet Art in Transit Program. 



By now you've received our calendar for the multitude of 
activites on Market Street during May and June -so, it is 
time to plan for the next selection of projects. 

Budget: 

We have a projected budget of $75,500 for cycle 4, however, 

there are some monies being held in reserve for projects 

that ultimately may not go forth, in which case, the monies 

would be funneled back into the cycle 4 selection of 

projects. 

Application guidelines for Cycle 3 are attached. We will 
follow this general format for Cycle 4 in terms of program 
goals, project guidelines, application procedures and 
selection criteria. To reduce administrative costs, project 
budgets will be pre-set (at approximately $7,000 per 
project) to contain the total number of projects 
implemented. 

Tentative preliminary schedule: 

June 27 Distribution of Application Guidelines 
Aug. 12 Application deadline 
Sept. Panel selection 
Sept. Visual Arts Approval 
Oct. Commission approval 



Date: 
To: 
From : 
Re: 



May 10, 1994 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Jill Manton, Director, 1'ublic- Art Prograr 



Reports for Visual Arts Committee Agenda Items for 
Meeting of May 18, 1994 



1. Proposed Joan Brown Mural - rhe Citj Attorney has 
confirmed that the Art Commission has no jurisdiction over 
Redevelopment Agency property. 1 expect that Redevelopment 
staff will attend the meeting to communicate their concerns 
and objectives. If appropriate staff is unable to attend, 1 
will make certain that 1 have all information relating to 
their- apparent objection to our proposal. Noel Neri will be 
asked to attend to discuss his recommendation regarding 
scale and to answer any quest ions you may have. 

2. Portsmouth Square - Last year, the Visual Arts Committee 
authorized staff to work with artist Mary Fuller regarding 
the possible re-design/expansion of the existing totlot at 
Portsmouth Square. Until recently, little has happened 
relative to the progress of plaza design that the artist 
could respond to. May has come up with a preliminary design 
proposal which will be presented for your review and 
approval. For your information, Mary Fuller was the artist 
who created the various animal sculptures for the original 
Totlot. Each animal represents a different character in 
Chinese astrology and were selected because of their 
compa tab i 1 i t y with one another-, rhe animal sculptures are 
integrated into the over-all design of the lot lot as accent 
sculptures, the Tot. lot itself was designed by the Bureau of 
Architecture in response to needs ail iculated l>\ the Local 
community. Jacques Overhoff, ar ti st/cont rac Lot' , also 
participated in the design process and constructed the 
TotLot under- a contract through Lhe Art Commission in the 
early 1980's. 



3. Court House Art Enrichment - 


last mi >u 1 h 


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authoi'i zed 


staff to proceed with several col 


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for 


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Cheryl Riley, Pilar Olabarria, David Izu, Anne Preston, 
Robert Calvo, Robin Brailsford, Paco Prieto, Frances Butler 



Date: May 24, 1994 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Jill Manto ( n/L / / 



Re: Short List of Artist Candidates for Civic Center 
Courthouse 



In my previous report on this item, I had informed you that 
the reason I proposed a short list selection process vs. a 
full blown competition was a function of time. In order to 
have an artist truly involved in the design of the Family 
Court Waiting Area as envisioned by our consultant Lewis 
DeSoto in his Preliminary Public Art Plan for the New 
Courthouse, it is critical to have an artist selected and 
ready to commence work almost immediately. 

I would like to request that you review the materials 
representing the following three artists and select one to 
perform this commission: Ann Preston, Robert Calvo and 
Cheryl Riley. Last week I had the opportunity to review this 
list with several of the judges and with the project 
architects. I had planned to first present to the Visual 
Arts Committee had our meeting taken place last week as 
scheduled, and then present to the client and architects. 
Because our meeting was cancelled, the order of the 
presentations was reversed. 

The architects felt very strongly that Ann Preston would be 
most appropriate for this project because the nature of her 
work seems to compliment our intent to humanize the 
architecture of the Family Court Waiting Area in a subtle, 
subliminal not overt manner. Ann's work very subtly 
incorporates or makes references to various elements of the 
human form. In addition, the architects thought that her 
demonstrated expertise in the use of metals such as zinc, 
copper and aluminum would work well with the overall design 
scheme planned for the building interior. 

I am asking you to uphold their recommendation to work with 
Ann Preston. She was very highly recomended by Mark Pally, a 
public art consultant from Los Angeles who has worked with 
her on prior projects. He stated, " She has an exquisite 
sensibility and is extremely talented and professional." 

The design fee proposed for a preliminary design scheme is 
$15,000. A separate budget will be established for travel. 
At this point, if you will agree to support the selection of 
Ann Preston as the primary candidate with either Cheryl 
Rilev or Robert Calvo as alternates, would you please vote 
on the following motion? 



Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into an agreement with Ann Preston to develop an integrated 
art design for the new Civic Center Court House for a 
preliminary design fee of $15,000, with an additional travel 
allowance up to $5,000. 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



SIMM 
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SAN FRANCISCO AIM COMMISSION 
SPECIAL JOINT EXECUTIVE/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, May 24, 1994 

4:00 FM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

AGENDA 

1. Discussion and possible action regarding Art Commission Gallery 
programming and slatting. 

2. Discussion of Public Art Fund budget allocations and possible action 
regarding reallocation of previously approved FY 1994-1995 Public Art Fund 
allocations (as related to the Gallery and agenda item 1 above). 

3. Charter Reform Proposal Options. 

4. Report on the FY 1994-1995 Art Commission General Fund Budget. 

5. Report on the FY 1994-1995 Cultural Equity Endowment Budget and the 
Hotel Tax Fund. 

6. Morion to approve the panelists' recommendations for the Cultural Equity 
Organization Project grants. 



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Public Art Fund Allocations 



Commission Gallery Programming 
Civic An Collections Maintenance 
Neighborhood Festivals 
Public Information and Publications 

Program Assistant CAE 

Grant to ArtHouse 
Conferences 

Art Commission memberships 
Staff Business Travel 
Pops Marketing 

Voicemail/Telephone Equipment 
NALAA Economic Impact Study 
Computer Equipment/Training 

Art Enrichment-Project Management 

Reimbursement to Market Street Fund 
Data Entry for Pops Survey 



1992 1993 Allocations 



1 1993 1994 Allocations 



$40,000 
$10,000 



$16,250 



$21,500 
$26,000 



$6,823 
$3,000 
$3,000 
$5,000 

$25,000 
$7,500 
$5,000 
$8,000 

$10,000 



$31,329 
$15,637 

$16,250 

$13,500 

$30,537 

$7,250 

$3,000 
$3,000 



P ro). 1994 1995 Allocations 

$30,000 
$15,000 
$16,250 
$20,000 
$32,500 
$7,250 

$4,000 
$7,000 



$5,000 



Development of Sculpture Si te Plan 

Marketing Services Contract 

Cultural Centers Real Estate Appraisal^ 

Accounting Project: New Computers 

Software, and Consulting/Programming 

KQED Arts Education Teleconference 

VDT Compliance and WorksUtionjUpgrades, 

Ma iling List Development 

Ifljjg ibursement of Indirect CAC Costs 
ji Heat Power for Cultural^ Cen ters 
^lt ira Centers Contractual Maintenance Costs 
Pr1T|1 «imm fl tiR Expenses Cut from GF 



Music Day Sponsorship an^rojrjmming^ 




Extension of Gallery^uratorjiours^ 

Public Art Maquettes for Gallery Exhibition 

Presidio C^lwr^nd^Public Art^lan 

N^n^^j^/NewTMusic 

Total Allocations 



$187,073 





$223,843 

Includes new allocations 
of $140,050 and $83, 793 
of previously approved 
funds carried over and 
allocated for these 
purposes. 



$302,000 



Preliminary allocations based 
upon an assumed 5% increase 
in the ad valorem property tax. 



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Charter Reform Proposal Options Regarding 1/2% Property Tax 



Current Situation 

General Fund Art Commission estimated FY 94-95 allocation: $515,457 

Property tax for POPS, projected for FY 94-95: $755,000 @ 40%: $302.000 

Total Projected FY 94-95 City Support: $815,457 

City (Prop Tax) Support for SFS FY 94-95: projected $755,000 @ 60% $453,000 



Whichever stance is adopted by the Commission toward Charter Reform proposals regarding the 
1/2% property tax, the Commission could decide to either present its own proposal in response, or 
confer with the Symphony and develop a joint proposal. Because this issue has a significant 
impact upon the Symphony as well as the Art Commission, it is most likely that the Symphony will 
develop a response to the existing proposals whether the Commission responds with one of the 
above-noted approaches or chooses not to respond at all 



Optiorrl 

Status Quo Continue to share the property tax allocation with the Symphony (40% for 

Commission) and try to maintain the Commission's General Fund allocation 

The property tax has historically grown approximately 5% per year. Our General Fund allocation 

has been cut substantially over the last several years. 



Option 2 

Attempt to have the entire 1/2% property tax designated to be used by the Art Commission (in 

addition to the Commission's General Fund allocation, but delete the requirement that the funds 

be used to support a municipal symphony. 

This approach would dramatically increase resources for the Commission but face severe 

opposition from the Symphony 



Option 3 

Attempt to have the entire 1/2% property tax allocation designated to be used by the Commission 
in place of the Commission's current General Fund allocation If this approach were taken, the 
Commission would receive a total of $755,000 in FY 94-95 Although this is less than what we will 
receive under the current basis (approx $815,000), the property tax has historically grown at 
roughly 5% per year Art Commission General Fund cuts in FY 94-95 alone will be roughly 14% 
This would free up $515,000 (our current General Fund allocation) for the City (which is in excess 
of current City support for the Symphony through the property tax) 



Option 4 

Attempt to have a portion of the property tax (eg , 1/4%, 1/3%. etc ) come directly to the Art 

Commission in support of Art Commission programs, with no requirement that the funds be used 

to support a municipal symphony If the Commission received 1/4% of the tax, the total City 

support for the Art Commission in FY 94-95 would be roughly $893,000 $378,000 would be freed 

up for the City, the Symphony could lobby to receive this $378,000, equal to 1/4% of the property 

tax 




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FROM: 

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May 19, 1994 

David Heindel 

Rich Newirth 
Assistant Director 



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PHASE C CORRECTIONS/COMMENTS 

Anne Healy, Joanne Chow Winship 



I have reviewed the Phase C turnaround report and discussed it with our Commission 
President, Anne Healy We have the following comments and corrections: 

1 Pages 998-1004, Public Art Fund (02-411) Revenue 

There are pages in the report for revenues to this fund but not for expenses charged 
against this fund The amounts shown as budgeted revenues are based upon actual 
receipts in the current fiscal year Page 998 indicates revenues of $456,480 as the 
budgeted amount for FY 94-95 This was the amount of ticket revenues received from the 
POPS concerts for FY 93 94 It is misleading because the report does not show the 
expenses charged against the fund The split paid to the Symphony (roughly $200,000) 
was paid out of this revenue as well as other programmatic expenses. In addition, it is 
incorrect to project the same dollar revenue for FY 94-95 The projected revenue to the Art 
Commission from this program in FY 94-95 is only roughly $288,000 

2. All salary amounts for all programs show no difference between standardized and non- 
standardized I have to conclude that the Mayor's office assumes that no salary increases 
will be put into effect for those covered by the SEIU If salary/benefit increases are 
mandated for those employees, theie is no way that the department could absorb these 
increases within the existing budget allocation to the department 

3 Joanne had Informed me that in her discussions with you and Teresa Serata that the Art 
Commission was requested to come up with an additional $52,000 in cuts from our 
previous budget submission We came up with $49,000 (roughly $4 1 ,000 in salary, $8,000 
in benefits) in cuts by deleting the Gallery Director (Curator II) position from the General 
Fund The Phase C report includes additional salary savings of $24,000 This is In addition 
to the $49,000 that was cut in salary and benefits for the Cuiatoi II position 

We absolutely cannot absoib these salary savings At this point, we have 7 5 positions in 
the General Fund $24,000 in savings represents the equivalent of 60% of an entire 
average position(including the Director's position in this average) It is impossible for this 
department to achieve these salary savings spread among 7 5 people We have cut as far 
as we can and these additional salary savings cannot be absorbed 



I have marked up the pages of the Phase C report with corrections. These corrections are: 

• Change projected Public Art Fund Revenue for FY 94-95 from $456,480 to $288,000 
(page 998) 

• Remove all salary savings ($23,963) from position detail report (page 1029) 

• Increase the permanent salaries amount on the General Fund expenditure turnaround 
report (page 1013) by $23,963 Benefits should be recalculated accordingly. 

• Note that all salary figures are non-standardized and that the department is unable to 
absorb any salary/benefit increases An additional allocation would be needed if any 
union/standardization increases are mandated. 

I have put a call into you to discuss these changes I regret that we may seem to be taking 
such a firm position, but we feel that the Commission has been as cooperative as possible 
and cut as far as we can President I lealy strongly concurs with what has been stated in 
this memo and will discuss the situation with other Commissioners at next week's Executive 
Committee meeting 



A CCESSWILITY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City fwlicy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those In wheelchairs, will be 

available. 

Accessible cuibslde puking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI line* that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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San Francisco Art Commission Gallery • 155 Grove Street • San Francisco, CA • 94102 • 415.554.9682 

May 15, 1994 

PROPOSAL FOR THE 

ART COMMISSION 

GALLERY PROGRAM 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

1. Program Goals 

Issues lor Consideration 

2. Artistic Program and Sites 

• City Site 

• Window installations 
3. 

• Off-site exhibitions 

• Artist talks 

• Monthly cable television program 
4. 

• Slide Registry 

• Gallery/Library multi-media collaboration 

6. Physical location 

• Physical space needs for program administration 

• Location options, advantages and disadvantages 
8. 

• Recommendations 

9. Budget 

10. Appendix A., Inventory, Office/ Administration 

1 1. Appendix A. Inventory, Artistic and A/V 

12. Appendix B., 155 Grove Street Storage 



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San Francisco Art Commission Gallery • 155 Grove Street • San Francisco. CA • 94102 • 415.554.9682 

May 15, 1994 

PROPOSAL FOR THE 

ART COMMISSION 

GALLERY PROGRAM 

PROGRAM GOALS: 

Continue ihe program goals and objectives that were developed through the Art 
Commission 1993-94 long-range planning process: 

"1. Ensure that the Gallery program fosters cultural diversity and a sense of 

artistic inclusion. 

2. Utilize the Gallery as a venue to demystify the arts, through programs that 
talk about arts in a context that people understand. 

3. Use the Gallery as an audience development venue, as well as a service to 
artists. 

4. In the event of bond passage, utilize bond funding to provide a Civic 
Center space that is in appropriate physical condition to serve as an Art 
Commission gallery. Ensure that the Gallery's program and objectives continue, 
whether in its current space or in an appropriate alternate venue. 

5. Ensure ongoing commitment to a broad range of media by artists with 
diverse backgrounds and artistic approaches. 

6. Maintain commitment to primarily serving Bay Area artists. 

7. Shape and maintain mechanisms for volunteer training and development, 
outreach, and partnerships with other institutions and galleries." 

ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: 

A. Artistic Program and Sites 

• City Site 

• Window installations 

• Off-site exhibitions 

• Artist talks 

• Monthly cable television program 

• Slide Registry 

• Gallery/Library multi-media collaboration 

B. Physical location 

• Physical space needs for program administration. 

• Location options, advantages and disadvantages. 

C. Budget 



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A. ARTISTIC PROGRAM 

• EXPLORATION: CITY SITE 

• WINDOW INSTALLATIONS AT 155 GROVE ST. 

• TEMPORARY OFF-SITE EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS 

• SLIDE REGISTRY 

• ARTIST TALKS AND MONTHLY CABLE TELEVISION PROGRAM 

• ELECTRONIC VIRTUAL GALLERY 

I. EXPLORATION: CITY SITE 

Site-specific installation projects in the lot adjacent to 155 Grove St. 

Timetable 

• July/Augusi/Seplemher 1994 - open call for proposals and artist guidelines. 

• September 22 - A/D 

• September 29 - selection panel meets 

• November/December - project 1 

• February/March - project 2 

• May/June - project 3 
Administration 

• Draft and distribute 

open call 
artist guidelines 
press release 

• Assemble selection panel 

• Organize and facilitate review session 

• Notify artists 

• Draft and distribute press release 

• Promotional materials 

design 
print 
bulk mail 

• Install and deinstall projects 

2. GALLERY FRONT AND WINDOWS, 155 Grove Street. 

Artist projects, large-scale projection projects, Market Street Art-in- 
Transit posters. 
Timetable 

• Window installations: 

October 1/November 15. December 1/ January 15. February 1/March 15. 
April I/May 15. June 1/ July 15. 

• Art-in-Transit posters: 

November 15/November 30. January 15/January 31. March I5/March 31. 
May 15/May 31. July 15/July 31. 
Administration 

• Draft and distribute 

open call 
guidelines 
press release 

• Assemble selection panel 

• Organize and facilitate review session 

• Notify artists 

• Draft and distribute press release 



GALLERY FRONT AND WINDOWS, Administration , continued. 

• Promotional materials 

design 
print 
bulk mail 

• Install and deinstall 

3. TEMPORARY OFF-SITE EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATION PROJECTS 

Commitment To Host: 

• Bayview Opera House 

• CAAC 

• Centra de Pueblo 

• Chinatown Community Arts Center 

• Intersection for the Arts 

• Luggage Store Gallery 

• Mission Cultural Center 

• San Francisco Marl 

• SOMAR 

• Southern Exposure Gallery 

The gallery has received commitments from these organizations to host temporary 
off-site exhibitions, Arttalk/Focul Point artist talks, or window installations. 
Timetable 

Each organization has own project cycle and structure. Matching artists with 

venues and project scheduling currently underway. 
Administration 

• Curate projects, from 1994-95 selections 

• Consult with boards, committees, staff from hosting venues 

• Consult with participating artists 

• Plan projects and logistics with hosting venues 

• Develop schedules with hosting venues 

• Coordinate with Art Commission Gallery, artists and hosting venues 

• Draft and mail press releases 

• Announcement/post cards 

design 
print 
bulk mail 

• Installation, reception, gallery sitter coordination, deinstallation 

4. ARTS MAGAZINE: MONTHLY CABLE TELEVISION PROGRAM 

Commitment To Program: 

Cilywatch, Cable Channel 54 City Government Access Channel 

Channel 54 is committed to taping and presenting a monthly Art Commission 
Gallery program. Arltalk (exhibiting artists)presentations. Focal Point (emerging 
artists) presentations, and original artist video tapes. 

Timetable 

• Cablecast artists' tapes, summer 1994 

• Artist talks, from October l') ( J4 
Administration 

• Identify and contact artists 

• Prepare/compile artists' tapes 

• Coordinate and facilitate artists' talks & live taping 

• Draft and distribute 

press release 
promotional materials 



5. SLIDE REGISTRY 

The Slide Registry is a resource library containing over 1500 slides of 
contemporary California artists. 

• Upgrade artistic quality 

tree one-year membership to exhibiting artists 
Feature members in front window projection projects 

• Distribute new business and corporate brochure 

• Revise user fee schedule 

• Expand user services 

Artwork selection 
Curatorial services 
On-site consultations 
Exhibition design 
Installation services 
Weekly Administra tion 

• Contact artists, update and renew memberships 

• Register slides and support material 

• Maintain slide files 

• Schedule and facilitate usage 

• Business and corporate outreach and interaction 

• Curate projection projects 

6. VIRTUAL GALLERY - On-line multi-media electronic artist projects. 

November 1994 - On-line imaging and presentation system, with (2) workstations 
at Gallery program site, ( 1) at Art Commission, and —when construction completed— 
(20+) new Public Library. 

• Part of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance 
Program: Art Commission Gallery/San Francisco Public Library partnership 

• $1.2 million project. NTIA funding highly likely. 

• $22,000 to gallery for 3 multi-media workstations 

• Prototype using Slide Registry data base 

• Virtual exhibitions on High Resolution monitors 

• Local, regional, national, international accessibility 
Timetable 

September 1994 

• Funds released 
October/November 

• Equipment delivery and set-up 
December/January 

• Organize information and structure 

• Open call for independent curators 
January 

• Prepare visual material for imaging 
February/April 

• Image processing 

• Production and format design 

• Distribute guidelines to curators 

May 

• Complete prototype / initiate selection process 
September 1995 

• Begin curated "Virtual Gallery" projects 



VIRTUAL GALLERY, continued. 
Administration 

• Organize and structure data base 

• Prepare images 

• Production , format design, imaging 

• Distribute open call, artist guidelines, press release 

• Assemble selection panel 

• Coordinate review session 

• Notify artists 

• Distribute press release 

• Promotional materials 

design 
printing 
bulk mailing 



B. PHYSICAL LOCATION 

Space needs for gallery program administration, based on a multi-site gallery 
program outlined in section A. (Also see Appendix A, page 10) 

• Adequate for staff, program files and archive, slide registry and multi- 
media workstations, workstation users, project participant and public access. 

• Pleasant and efficient working environment 

• 200 sq. ft. for public access, slide registry and NTIA multi-media 
workstations, and audio-visual equipment storage. 

• 300-400 sq. ft. for staff, office furniture, program files and program 
archives. 

• 500-600 sq. ft. TOTAL 

Administration location options, for multi-site program. 
SOMAR 
934 Brannan St. 
Viable 
Rent: 

0- $1.00 sq.ft. 
Available: 

200 sq. ft. office available. Adjacent space possible. 
Tenants: 

• Cultural center with offices, gallery, theater, classes/workshops 

• Mural Resources, Artspan. 
Advantages: 

• Expansion within building possible 

• Free access to theater, gallery, classrooms for panels, etc. 

• Potential for ongoing collaborations 

• Potential for resource sharing (SOMAR, Artspan, Mural Resources.) 

• Individual artist constituency consistent with Gallery program 

Slide Registry 
Virtual Gallery 
Artist talks 
Disadvantages: 

• Possible rent expense 

• 2nd floor not handicap accessible 

• Stability of organization 

2J Van Ness 

Viable, if adequate space available 
Rent: 

if program space requirements can lit into existing space 
Available: 

If can't fit, currently unknown 
Tenants: 

Art Commission 
Advantages: 

• Possible free rent 

• Proximity to other Art Commission programs 

• Parking and public transportation. 
Disadvantages: 

• Increased use on overburdened resources (i.e., conference room) 

• Adequate space in existing area.' 



Flood BniHin p 

870 Market St. at Powell 
Viable 
Rem: 

$1.00- 1.35 sq.ft. 
Available: 

500-600 sq. ft. office spaces, $500/mo„ $6fXX)/yr. 

1534 sq. ft. rotunda with 3 small adjacent office spaces, Rotunda/Offices 
$1534/mo.,$1840X/yr. 
Tenants: 

• includes the Bay Area Network of Latinos, California Assembly of 
Local Arts Agencies, California Poets in the Schools, Mexican Cultural 
Center, Market Street Development, National Center for Lesbian Rights, 
Women's Heritage. 

Advantages: 

• Potential to interact with other arts and cultural agencies 

• expose new groups/individuals to the program. 

• Shared amenities - conference room, lunch room, mail room, FedEx 
drop. 

• Accessible by public transportation. 
Disadvantages: 

• Rent expense 

• Parking 

World Affairs Bldg . 
312 Sutler St. at Grant 
Viable 
Rent: 

$1.21 sq. ft.; $725/mo.; $87(M)/yr. 
Available: 

600 sq. ft. offices 
Tenants: 

• includes the American Art Society, California Book Club, California 
Humanities Council, Foundation Center, United Nations 50 Committee, San 
Francisco Planning Association. 

Advantages: 

• Proximity to commercial galleries and Center for the Arts. 

• Potential to expose new groups, including tourists, to the program. 

• Potential interaction with other cultural/artistic organizations. 

• Shared amenities - shared conference room, mail room, kitchen, copy 
room, postage meter. Accessible by public transportation. City parking lot 
nearby. 

Disadvantages: 

• Rent expense 

Theater Arlaud 

Administrative office at 2403 16th 
Not viable 
Rent: 

$1.34 sq. ft., $1206/mo.,$14472/yr. 
Available: 

900 sq. ft. space available. 
Tenants: 

share with private art consultant. 



Theater Ar| ni| .H continued. 
Advantages: 

• Neighborhood with high concentration of individual artists live/work 

• Proximity to Artaud/Southern Exposure complex. Parking and publie 
transportation. 

Disadvantages: Completely removed from Art Commission and Civic Center. 

Golden r.^i-Th,.,!,,.,- 
Sixth at Market St. 
Not viable 
Rent: 

$.65 sq. It. 
Available: 

400-500 sq. ft., $260/mo., $3120/yr. 
700-800 sq. ft., $455/mo., $546()/yr. 
Advantages: 

• Potential to expose new groups to the program. 
Disadvantages: 

• Rundown area. 

• Crime 

• Safety concerns 

City-owned or leased buildings. Civic Center area 
Including War Memorial, Unified School District, etc. 
Not viable 

• Seismic class 3 or 4 

• Unsuitable or unavailable space 

• Committed to City Hall relocation 

Recommendations 

The four locations listed below provide the most viable options for relocation. 
Number one provides the best of a cultural center setting. The remaining three offer 
office-type settings, with 3 and 4 featuring an interesting mix of tenants and amenities. 
Square footage and price negotiations should determine the final selection. 

1. SOMAR provides a combination of office space, organizational interaction, 
multi-usage flexibility, constituent compatibility, and accessibility. 

2. If space at 25 Van Ness is adequate for program's needs -- and with little or no 
rent assessment as a primary advantage-- this location provides a workable office 
environment. 

3. The Flood Building offers potential for cultural interaction, new audiences, and 
shared amenities, with rent expense as the primary disadvantage. 

4. The World Affairs Building offers similar advantages as the Flood, but with 
higher rent expense, making it less viable. 



p , ,. . „ C. PROGRAM BUDGET, EXPENSES 

Piinlic Art Fund 



1993-94/1994-95 expense comparis. 



1994-95 

100. 
1150. 
3050. 



Field Travel Expenses io( 

Postage i7(Xf 

Photocopies/printing 4075 

Office Equipment Maintenance 75. 50. 

Equipment rental 25. 25. 

Office Supplies 325. 300. 

Installation supplies 1000. 550. 

Membership 300 300 
(AFA) 

Pine art insurance 400. 400. 

Insurance claims 500. 250. 

Documentation 200. 400. 

Artist material-indoor 500. 0. 

Artist material-outdoor 10000. 15000. 

Artist honoraria-outdoor 3000. 3000. 

Juror honoraria 700. 900. 

Graphic Design 3150. 1000. 

Window and signage 225. 200. 

Admin/Tech Assistance 4000. 1500. 

Promotion 550. 725. 

Computer equipment 1100. 1100. 
(Laser printer) 

Total $31925. $30000. 



APPENDIX A., INVENTORY - OFFICE/ADMINISTRATION 

Quantit y Item/Description Storage Space Needed 

(dp. x wd. x ht.) 

Program Archives 

30 Archive Binders Total 12" x 16" x 60" 

Photo & Press Documentation for archive bookshelf 

4 boxes Exhibition Announcements and file cabinet 

1983-1994 

4 boxes Exhibition Printed Mallei- 

Posters, Catalogs, Brochures 
1983-1994 

1 Filing Cabinet of Exhibition Files 

1983-1994 
4-Drawer, 18" x 60" x 36" 

Office Equipment & Supplies: 



1 


Answering Machine 








Sony model RS-30 






2 


Bookshelves 




20" x 60" x 60" 


1 
1 


Computer Workstation 
Desk 




36" x 42" x 60" 


1 


Macintosh Plus 






1 


Printer 






1 


Copier - Canon PC- 12 




20" x 30" x 36" 




model #F 126300 








serial #NTF0377 1 






3 


Desks 




@32" x 32" x 6< 


3 

I 

2 


Filing Cabinets - Office 
Fire Extinguisher - Amerex 
model #456 Type IV 
serial #42105951808 
Organizers: 18" x 24" x 24" 




18" x60" x60" 


1 

1 


Phone: AT&T, model #AT&' 
serial #RF921L-0 ID 
Phone, model #KXT3 135 
serial #6JBHA()23 10 


f 2565HKM 




1 


Table 




36" x 96" 


1 


Table - Portable 




36" x 72" 


1 


Table - Portable 




36" x 84" 


1 


Table/Desk 




36" x 84" 


1 


Typewriter, IBM Selectric II, 


blue 




1 
1 


Typewriter, IBM Selectric II, 
serial#16-158 
Typewriter, IBM, tan 


tan 






Typewriter - Swinlec with stand 






model #8016 








serial #86304273 






1 


Office Supply Cabinet 




48" x 39" x 72" 



APPENDIX A., INVENTORY - ARTISTIC AND A7V 



Size 



Storage Space Needed 



Slide Registry Workstation 

Slide Light Cabinet: 
Storage for 2500+ Slides 
3 Card Files/2-Drawer 
3 Filing Cabinet/2-Drawer 
Organizer Bin 
2 Organizers 

Audio/Video Equipment 



48" x 60" x 72" overall 



4 

1 
1 
1 

10 
1 



Audio Speakers 

Audio Speakers - MicroSonic 

Audio Speakers - Outdoor 

Slide Projector Case 

Slide Projector Lens 

Slide Projector w/ 2 remotes 

Kodak Ektagraphic III A serial #: A-249061 

Slide Trays/Kodak 80 

Stereo: Panasonic LTD - model RE7810 

serial #: 7C30F8D 17848 

TV - Magnavox Color 

model RS4480 CH04 serial #: 82407987 

TV - Panasonic Color 

TV - Zenith Color Monitor Sentry 2 - model SJ2765S2 

(monitors in boxes measure 48" x 32" x 60" 

VCR - Panasonic- model PV-4062 

serial #: JOS A3 1005 1991 

VCR - Sony U-matic 3/4" 

model VP-7020 serial #: 22899 - CE279044 1989 

VCR - Zenith- model VR22 10 



Minimum storage needed 
for all audio/video 
equipment & supplies: 

10' x 8' x 8' 



Audio/Video Misc. Accessories: Adapters, Video Cables 



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box 



Electrical & Lighting Inventory 
Clamp Lights 
Extension Cords 
Light Bulbs 
Power Strips 
Track Lights 
Track Plugs 
Tracks - 24' long 
large utility fan 
small desk fan 
portable heaters 



45 

10 

8 

1 

1 

4 



Pedestals & Plexigl 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

2 Pedestals 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Pedestal 

Plexiglas Case 

Plexiglas Case 

Plexiglas Case 

Plexiglas Case 

2 Plexiglas Cases 



as Cases Inventory 

10" x 30" x 32" 

12" x 16" x44" 
12"x25" x47" 
13" x 20" x 50" 
4" x 14" x 46" 
4"x58" x 10" 
6" x 26" x 36" 
18" x 22" x 42" 
18" x 22" x 45" 
20" x 20" x 28" 
20" x 20" x 42" 
24" x 24" x 42" 
24" x 24" x 48" 
7"x 17" x48" 
20" x 20" x 55" 
21"x2r , x41" 
12" x 12" x44" 
12" x 18""x48" 
16" x 16" x 52" 
12" x 12" x 25" 
17" x 17" x 18" 
20" x 20" x 33" 
20"x22" x 16" 
19" x 19" x 19" 



Ladders 



Ladder, metal 
Ladder, metal 
Ladder, metal 
Ladder, metal 
Ladder, metal 
Ladder, wooden 
Ladder, wooden 
Ladder, wooden 



6' 

8' 

8' 

12' 

10' 

12' 

14' 



Storage Space Needed 



Minimum storage needed 
for all lightning & 
electrical equipment 
& supplies: 
5' x 4' x 4' 



Minimum storage 
space needed for al 
pedestals with 
Plexiglas cases: 

8'x8'x8' 



5'x4' x 18' 



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APPENDIX B., continued. 

Ilem/Descrip|ir>n Storage Space Needed 

Exhibition Supplies 

Glass & Plexiglas 100-150 sheets 5' x 5' x 24" 

Hardware: 

moveable wall brackets, moveable wall screws, door hinges, door knobs, eye screws, 
mirror hooks, nails, nuts & bolts, push pins, S hooks, screw nuts, screws, wood 
screws, spikes, steel wire, washers, various other hardware 

Misc. supplies: 

acetone, adhesive spray, caulk, Dowman's vinyl patch, concrete seal, denatured 
alcohol, epoxy hardener, epoxy resin, film cleaner, floor cleaner, super strength glue, 
white glue, wood glue, graffiti remover, particle masks, metal polish, fishing line, 
white craft paper, rope, rubbing alcohol, sandpaper, signs, spackle, trash bags, 
turpentine, twine, velcro, water softener, wax, window sealer, wood patch. 

Minimum storage space needed for Supplies & Hardware: 6.5' x 3' x 3' 

Painting Equipment & Paint 

24 Paint Brushes 36" x 48" x 36" 

3 Paint Roller Extension Handle 6' for all paint and 

1 Paint Roller Extension Handle 8' paint equipment 

4 Paint Roller Grill metal 
8 Paint Roller Handle metal 

Paint Roller Pan metal 

Paint Roller Pan plastic 

Approximately 30 gallons of various colors and kinds of paint: 

graffiti paint, shellac, thinner, spray paint, acrylic, oil enamel, primer, wood preserver. 

Tools 

2 Tool Boxes 

Tool Cart 36" x 24" x 30" 

Utility Cart 36" x 48" x 24" 

Vacuum - Sears Wet/Dry 3' x 2' x 3' 

model #113.178061 

serial #73 17 V 1538 

3 caulking guns 3' x 3' x 4' 
chisel (for tools and tool chests 
crowbar with tool cart) 
hammer 
hammer 
hammer 

level carpenter level 

level carpenter level 

level torpedo level 

matte cutter 
pliers locking pliers 
pliers needle nose pliers 
pliers wire pliers 
pry bar 



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Tools, continued. 

&WMX Item/Description Storage Space Needed 

sander hand held 
' saw circular 

saw hack saw 
2 saw small hand held 

2 saw wood, hand held 

2 Scraper w/plastic handle 

screw driver flat head 
2 screw driver Philips head 

2 Spackle Knife w/plastic handle 

Spackle Knife w/plastic handle 

Spackle Knife w/plaslic handle 

Spackle Knife w/wood handle 

1 staple gun heavy duty 

2 staple gun light duty 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve installation by 
Connie Hatch at the Forest Hills Muni 
station for the Gerbode Foundation and Capp 
Street Project. 



B. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay an amount not to 
exceed $5,000 to Seeing Comes Before Words 
Design for the preliminary design of a 
Public Art Maquette exhibition and final 
design and installation of exhibition. 

C. Motion to approve Wyland "Whaling 
Wall" mural designs for two murals to be 
located at Pier 39 . 



3:05 II. 



Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 



3:15 III. New Main Library 

Kathy Page, Mark Evans 

Review and approval of design for proposed 
gift of artwork for Gay and Lesbian Reading 
Room of New Main Library 



3:25 IV. 



Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton, Lewis deSoto 

Review and approval of specific proposals 

for Court House design. 



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3:45 V. 




Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton, Michael Manwaring 

Review and approval of proposed concept for 

Bay Trails component of Signage Project. 

"Artwindows" - Artist Initiated Public Art 
Roy Olson 

Presentation of project and request for Art 
Commission endorsement 



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4:05 VII. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehane 

Motion to express gratitude and 
appreciation to sculptor Roger Baird for 
his efforts to preserve and save a work of 
art belonging to the City produced at the 
1939/40 Golden Gate International 
Exposition Art in Action Program by Dudley 
Carter titled the "Goddess of the Forest" 
and formerly located in Golden Gate Park. 

4:15 VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel's artist 
recommendations for Concourses A, G 4 B, 
and authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with each for $15,000 to develop a 
conceptual design plus a negotiated travel 
and per diem fee for out of town artists. 

4:25 IX. Moscone Convention Center 
Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton 

Report and approval of project guidelines 
and parameters. 

4:35 X. Muni Metro Construction Fence 
Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of conceptual proposals 
for murals by Brett Cook and Senai Dennis. 

4:45 XI. Market Street Art in Transit 
Eleanor Beaton 

Review and approval of poetry excerpts for 
poetry plaques in Phase 2 of the Market 
Street Muni boarding islands, and approval 
to pay an honorariium of $250 to each 
selected poet. 

4.50 XII. Taraval Police Station 
Tonia Macneil 

Review of sample ceramic tiles for frieze 
by Arthur Gonzalez 

5:05 XIII. Public Art Exhibit 

Report on concept and content of exhibition 

5:10 XIV. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. New Main Library 



5:20 XV. New Business 

Response to Culver City Council 

5:25 XVI. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those In wheelchairs, will be 

available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infoimatlon on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



San Francisco 
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Jon Henry Kouba. President 

Manuel A Rosales, Vice President 

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Leslie T Schilling 

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Clitlwd W Graves. Executive Director 



May 31, 1994 

Jill Manton 

Director 

Public Art Program 

San Francisco Art Commission 

25 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco, California 94102 

Dear Jill, 

Thank you for sharing with us the Art Commission's interest in installing a 
mosaic enlargement of Joan Brown's St. Francis and the Wolf on the Agency's 
garden wall facing the Moscone North bus zone. The Agency has carefully 
reviewed this proposal, and we feel that the wall is not an appropriate site for the 
mosaic for a number of reasons, including the following: 

1. Although perhaps once a suitable surface for a mural, the wall has been 
redesigned to break up its massing and create a garden presence through vines 
on its surface and other plantings at its base. 

2. The proposed artwork is not specific to this site. Site specificity has been a 
fundamental criterion in the development of art in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

3. The artwork is not an original artwork by the artist, but a replica of a painting 
in a different medium and at a larger scale. 

4. The very public setting and the large scale which such a setting requires do 
not seem appropriate to the somewhat intimate character of the artwork. 

5. At this scale and in this setting the piece may seem unrefined. 

6 The identity of the figures in the piece, and therefore the meaning and 
significance of the piece, would not be evident to the casual viewing public. 

7 The piece would unnecessarily encumber and limit the character of the 
additional artwork which is being developed for Howard Street. To develop a 
major new artwork for this site already has proven a very challenging task, 



without the additional issue of relating to an existing piece of art which would be 
highly visible from the street. 

8. Funds expended on this piece would further reduce the already diminished 
financial resources available for a major Howard Street piece. 

Again, we appreciate the Art Commission's interest in enhancing the Howard 
Street environment of the Moscone Center, and we look forward to continuing to 
work closely with you to accomplish that end. Should you have further 
questions concerning this matter, please feel free to call me at 749-2506 or 
William Carney, Senior Landscape Architect, at 749-2412. 

Sincerely, 

/vU. 

Helen Sause 
Project Director 
Yerba Buena Center 



DATE: May 18, 1994 

T0: Members of the Visual Art Committee 

FROM: Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil *w 

RE: Guidelines for public art project at Moscone 
Center (Moscone III) 



Background 

During the previous two months, the Public Art staff 
convened preliminary meetings with the technical advisory 
and community committees for the Moscone project. The 
response to our invitation was outstanding, as can be seen 
by the attached list of participants. Numerous people 
attending these meetings expressed appreciation of the 
Commission's efforts to be inclusive. In addition to the 
meetings scheduled by the Art Commission, we have spoken to 
several other community groups, including the Yerba Buena 
Gardens Marketing Alliance, the Yerba Buena Consortium (a 
group convened by TODCO to represent senior citizens), and 
the South of Market Homeowners Association. Comments 
received at the meetings have been synthesized on a separate 
page. 

The project goals, selection process, and selection criteria 
are described below: 

Budget 

The funds available at this time for art enrichment are 
approximately $420,000 for art work, plus $50,000 for 
administrative expenses. (The Art Commission has previously 
approved setting aside $30,000 for a work of art by Joan 
Brown if site approval can be obtained. ) 

Site and Program Goals and Considerations 

The goal of the art project at Moscone Center/Howard Street 
is to provide a sense of arrival , an entrance to the zone of 
Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens. Art at Moscone 
Center/Howard Street should provide a humanizing element, 
bringing warmth, color and a human scale to the street. The 
Art Commission has envisioned sculptural work incorporating 
light which will act as a visual and conceptual link between 
the two convention center lobbies, and provide a presence 
both at night and during the day. 



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Community members have suggested alternatives such as 
extension of the art work to other streets or consolidation 
of the project at the 3rd and Howard Street corner, the 
Commission's goal has been to impact Howard Street between 
3rd and 4th, therefore the perameters of the site will be 
limited to that area. The decision to further define the 
project site would be left up to the selected artist, 
pending approval by the Art Commission. 

Selection Method 

Open Competition. Curators will review submitted materials 
and present qualified candidates to a selection panel. 
Following review of slides and background materials, a short 
list of candidates (maximum of 4) will be invited to 
participate in interviews. From the interviews, a single 
artist will be selected to develop a proposal after meeting 
extensively with the community and technical advisory 
committees. The propsal will then be brought directly to 
the Visual Art Committee for approval. 

Selection Panel 

Panel members will consist of: 

3 independent public art experts 

1 member of the Yerba Buena community 

1 member of the Art Commission 

A representative of the CAO's office 

Qualifications and Selection Criteria 

* Artistic excellence as evidenced by representation 

of past work in slides and other supporting materials. 

* Appropriateness of artist's medium and style to the 
project goals and setting. 

* Evidence of past professional experience adequate 
to meet project requirements. 

* Ability and ease in working in a collaborative 
design process with the community and city agencies. 

* Demonstrated ability to design and complete a 
permanent public art work appropriate to the site. 

* Availability to be present in San Francisco during 
the design and review process. 



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ESTIMATED TIMELINE 

Approval of Guidelines: June, 1994 

Publication of RFQ: July-August 1994 

Application deadline: September 9, 1994 

Selection Panel meeting 

and interviews: October, 1994 

Contract negotation: November, 1994-February 1995 

Conceptual design: March-July 1995 

Conceptual proposal: July, 1995 

Final proposal: September, 1995 

Implementation: Ocotber 1995-June 1996 



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Notes from Community Meetings, April and May, 1994 

The Site. 

The original decision to place Moscone Center underground 

was based on the need to provide a user-friendly area. 

A striking feature of the neighborhood is its diversity. 
Since the opening of the Gardens, the sense of a 
neighborhood has greatly increased. 

4th and Howard Street will be a very busy corner, both in 
terms of pedestrian use and visual complexity. A carousel 
and other strong architectural elements on the south side of 
Howard Street, and the entrance plaza for the retail complex 
to the north. Art work should not add to the visual jumble. 
A better site would be the corner of 3rd and Howard, which 
is now rather austere. 

The Project Goal. 

We need a pedestrian-friendly street. 

Art work should provide a humanizing element, warmth, and 
human scale. 

It should be avant garde, high-tech, jazzy. 

The project should not be too well defined in advance. 
Allow the artist to contribute imagination; expect a 
surprise . 

The Selection Process. 

Instead of interviews, the candidates could participate in 
an urban design overview, a charette, in order to develop a 
overall scheme for the street. 

Criteria for selection should include: 

1. Ability of the artist to work collaboratively with 
the community. 

2. Comfort of the artist with a public design 
process . 

It is important to consider how much information the artists 
receive ahead of time. They can get bogged down by knowing 

too much. 



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Community Role. 

The role of the community needs to be limited, so that the 

process does not take forever. 

Community involvement is appropriate early in the process, 
but not later on. 

Design Considerations. (see also Site, above) 
The artist should consider what architectural projects are 
currently in the works, and who will be living in the area 
five or ten years down the road. 

It is important to be aware of the housing around the area. 
Avoid too much light, or any increase in noise. 

The artists need to receive information about the site and 
community in a logical, well codified way. 

It is very unlikely that tinted pavers can be installed on 
Howard Street. 

Miscellaneous . 

Artists need adequate compensation for their time in the 

selection process and during the proposal phase. 



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Notes from Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, March 24, 
1994 

Lighting Details 

Service points are few and far between. 

Increase of wattage would increase load, may need new 

wiring. 

Conduit goes from pole to pole, it is very 

shallow. No pull box next to pole. 

Service points have few pull boxes, hard to access wire for 

power . 

Foundations for guide poles are greater than standard. 

Poles combination street lighting and guy poles for Muni. 

Foundations for street lights cannot be altered. 

Ray Yamagishi-minimum foot candle required. 

Overhead line department- 1401 Bryant St., Municipal Right- 

of-Way, Vic LaMeiyse (Muni) 

Light poles don't now meet city standard for set back, 

however there are no plans to move them. 

Traffic and pedestrian requirements 

-Unlike most city streets, there are traffic lanes, not 

parking lanes next to sidewalks. It is more dangerous. 

-The roof of Moscone Center on the south side is right under 

sidewalk, which implies significant limitations. 

-The focus of the project should be toward sidewalk. 

-Call Evan Rose, City Planning, pedestrian plans to revise 

DPT-pedestrian accessibility 

-There cannot be any interference with traffic signals or 

traffic flow. 

-Artwork cannot use colors or light similar to traffic 

signs/signals 

-Verify with Muni clearance requirements (info from Eleanor) 

-Make sure that sculpture is not an attractive nuisance for 

climbing. 10' on sidewalk side, 14' on street side. 

street lighting on specific streets. 

Third Street is one way north, whereas the south flow is 

more problematic. 

Project Limitations: 

-Adding a new foundation for a new pole would be difficult. 

-Sub-membrane sub-structure right at curb. Cannot pierce 

sub-structure 

Minor encroachment-Depends on who maintains. Fronting. 

Property takes liability. 

Major encroachment-Along with maintenance comes 

liability. 
-If Art Commission wants to take liability they could avoid 
major encroachment. 

Planning Issues 

-Planning Commission does not control Redevelopment area. 



-DCP may not have jurisdiction because it is a redevelopment 

zone, may need permission from redevelopment. 

-Planning Commission would receive master plan review for a 

major encroachment. 

-Sculpture behind 15 ft. sidewalk easement would require 

building permit, not encroachment. 

Structural Detai 1 s 

-Base could be designed to be stable. 

-Get cross-sections of Howard Street as-built to study 

1 ) Structural capacity 

2) How much weight at specific locations. 
-B of E Structural' Kathy Howe, Division Manager 
-Call to review plans and get structural limitations on 
street. Will cost $. 

Permits 

-If issues of maintenance and liability can be resolved 
through site agreements, permitting can be easier. 
-Permit is necessary partly for due process. We will take 
care of that. 

Action Items: 

-Inform TAC committee of panel meetings and interviews. 
-John Noguchi needs to send map for street lights. 
-Get Moscone task force list from Bill Carney. 




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Maria Aoosta-Colon , Mexican Museum 

Linda Blumhprg, Director, Capp Street Project 

Jul ie Buri'ord and Ko I i ' i Brown, Moscone Convention Center 

BiJ L Carney, Landscape Architect, Redevelopment Agency 

Karen Carr and JacqueJ ine Clemens, South of Market 

Neighborhood Association 
Paula Collins, PrincipLe, WDG Companies 

Margot Crosman, General Manager, KTB Realty Partners, 

Inc., Verba Buena Gardens 
Management 

Regina Durazzo, Millenium Partners, NYC 

John R. Lane, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Ari 

John Elherling and Jane Kinsler, T0DC0 

Helene Fried, Helene Fried Associates 

Andy Grundberg, Director, Ansel Adams Center 

George Hargreaves and Glen Allen, Hargreaves Associates 

Anita Hill, Executive Director, YBG Marketing Alliance 

Mary Beth Kavanaugh, San Francisco Convention and Visitors 

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Mike McCone, Executive Director, California Historical 

Soc iety 
Johanna Poet h i g , Art i st 

Rene Pritikin, Center For the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens 

David Robinson, Polchek Partners 

Cathy Simon, SMWM 

Germaine Wong, Registrar of Voters 

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Moscone Art Technical Advisory Committee 

Stephen Shotland and Eva Liebermann, Department of City Planning 

Denise Brady, Chief, Bureau of Street Use and Mapping 

Tom Sorrentino, Department of Parking and Traffic 

Raymond Yamagishi, Bureau of Light, Heat, and Power ( DPW ) 

John Noguchi, Moscone Convention Center 

Jack Moerschbaecher , Convention Facilities 

Ronnette King, Gensler and Associates 

Moscone Art Community Advisory Committee 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect, Redevelopment Agency 

Anita Hill, Executive Director, YBG Marketing Alliance 
(Hotels and Retail Interests) 

Mary Beth Kavanaugh, San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Julie Burford and Keli'i Brown, Moscone Convention Center 

Rene Pritikin, Center for t he Arts, Verba Buena Gardens 

John R. Lane, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Andy Grundberg, Director, Ansel Adams Center 

Linda Blumberg, Director, Capp Street Project 

Karen Carr, Director, South of Market Neighborhood Association 
(plus 7 Board Members) 

Jane Kinzler, Director of Projects, TODCO 

Regina Durazzo, Millennium Partners, NYC 

Paula Collins, Principle, WDG Companies 

California Historical Society, Mike McCone , Executive Director 

Margot Crosman, General Manager, KTB Realty Partners, Inc., Y'erba 
Buena Gardens Management 

Germaine Wong, Registrar of Voters 

Cathy Simon, SMWM Glen Allen 

David Robinson, Polchek Partners Helene Fried 
Johanna Poethig Maria Aoosta-Colon 

Mex 1 can Museum 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, June 15, 1994 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. Due to lack 
of a quorum, the meeting was adjourned at 3:25 p.m. 



Commissioners present 

415 252.2581 Commissioner Lim 

Commissioner LaRocca 



S tal'f present : 

Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 



INFORMATIONAL NOTES 

Commissioners Lim and La Rocca heard staff reports and 
public testimony on scheduled agenda items. 

It Request to approve installation by Connie Hatch at 
the Forest Hills Muni station for the Gerbode 
Foundation and Capp Street Project. 

II. Request to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay an amount not to exceed $5,000 to 
Seeing comes Before Words Design for the preliminary 
design of a Public Art Maquette exhibition and final 
design and installation of the exhibition. 

III. Request to give conceptual approval to Wyland 
"Whaling Wall" mural designs for two murals to be 
located at Pier 39, with final approval contingent 
upon review and approval of the artist's design 
cartoon and approval of the Port. 

IV. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen and Tonia Macneil reported on plans for 
the Public Art Maquette exhibit which will be held 
at the Art Commission Gallery concurrently with a 
group exhibit entitled "The Post- I ndust r ial 
Landscape", from August 18 through September 17. 
The group "Seeing Comes Before Words Design" will 
work w i t h Tannen and the public art staff to develop 
the exhibit Lon design. 



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ate the design of 

ceili ng . The 
i gn of the room 
ris presented the 
I sketch of the 
resented to the 



Reques t ed a v t i on : 

Approval of t ho conceptual design 
of the cei I ing of the Gay and 
Lesbian Reading Room for the New 
Main Libra ry . 

Now Courthouse l!n i I d i ng 

Art i s t Lewis deSoto reviewed the art plan for the 

new courthouse. The art ist and t ho Courthouse art 

committee have developed a prioritized list of 

projec t s : 

1 ) Lobbj 

2) Jury assembly area projects 

3 ) Courtroom sea J 

I) Clerk's corridor, 1st floor 

5 ) 1 1 h f I oo r f am i I y wa it i ng area 

(i ) illuminated glass signage 



deSol o will 


most 1 ikely design the imagery for the 


glass panels 


in the Jury Assembly Room based on the 


hand as 1 ho 


instrument for I ho work of drafting the 


Const i tut i oi 


Ho is col loot ing a catalog of images 


from pa i ii i it 


gs , as wo 1 1 as copies of documents and 


handw tit i ng 


to compose a design which will be etched 


into t he pai 


els. A separate oon tract will be issued 


(or final d( 


sign and e.xecul ion of those panels. 


p i scuss i "ti i 


ent ered on whethei the additions to the 


,1 u t \ Asscmh.l 


y Room proposed liy the artist such as 


wa i nscol i nt;, 


f urni t lire and lighting, constitute art 


o r a rrh i t ec 1 


lire. 1 he ail isl was asked to make a 


v i sua J pmsi 


nlat i iui ol his proposals including 


ma t o r i a 1 sail 


pi os and provide Further informal ion to 


ex p 1 a i n how 


1 he various elements will work together 


to < rea 1 e a 


space which is a work of art . 



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Requesl ed fit' I i nil : 

\pproval t r> pay Oppenheim Lewis, 
cost est Lmators, a fee not Lo 
exceed $700 Cot- work on t tie 
Courthouse project for I tie 
pub I i c a r I prog rani . 

\pprova I oT up to $ F> , 000 for a 
pre I i mi nary design lee for Ann 
Pros ton for the Family Court 

wn i t i ns a rea . 

Historic and Interpret i vc Signage 

Michae] Manwaring presented detailed drawings for 
interpret ive signage relat ing to the addition of a 
Hay Trai Is componenl of the project . He proposed 
I ha t groupings of [i bronze plaques will be set. into 
I he bay-side sidewalk at 6 sites, on the North and 
South Embarcadero . I he plaques will include text 
about the network of Hay Trails and will feature 
examples of Bay wildlife. 

Manwaring reviewed plans for the historic signage to 
be placed along the North Embarcadero, describing 
the local ion and historic content, of inset plaques, 
pylons and podiums. Commissioners were pleased with 
the expanded narrat ive scope of the project in its 
representation of the many cultures which played a 
role in the history of the waterfront. 



Request e 



act ion 



Approval of proposed concept for 
the Bay Trails component of the 
Signage Project. 



VI. San Francisco Airport 

Susan Pont ions presented slides of the artists 
approved by the Airport Select ion Panel to work on 
design teams for Concourses A, G and B. 



Reques t od act i on : 



Approval of the Airport 
Seled ion Panel recommendation 
of T i in Col I ins, Reiko Goto and 
Ned Kahn to work with Fong and 
Chan on Concourse B, in the 
domestic flight area; Keith 
Sonnier and Kalhryn Gustafson to 



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win k with II .' i . K . ruul Cioiip -I "ii 
Concourse A; Ik .loon Kang and 
Arm Preston Lo work with Gerson- 
Oversl reel and Polshek Partners 

■ m i 'oncon rse '! . 

\uthorizal ton to the Director of 

'nl tut a I AT (airs to enter into 
contract w i t h each artist for 
$15,000, plus a negotiated 
t ravel and per diem fee for out 
<>(' town artists, to develop a 
conceptual design proposal. 

onvc-n f i on Oc-n t e r 

held pubLic meetings with area residents 
agencies in the last two months prior to 
I inn "I an art ist to create a work of art 
ne renter at Howard Street, and presented 
n i de I i nos for the project . 



act ion: 



Approval of guidelines for 
Moscone Convention Center public 
a i' t pro jec t . 

Approval of Jacqueline Clemmens 
as community representative to 
part icipate on the selection 
panel for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 



VIII. Market Street Art in Transit 

Seven proposed poem excerpts by local artists for 
the new poetry plaques to be located on Muni 
boarding islands were presented by Eleanor Beaton, 



Requested act ion: 



Approval of poetry excerpts by 
Will i am Oandasan, Etel Adnan , 
Jessica llagedorn, Thich Nhat 
llanh, Arthur Sze, Jerry Estrin 
and David Henderson for poetry 
plaques in Phase 2 of the Market. 
St reel Muni Boarding Islands ans 
approval to pay an honorarium of 
$Z50 to each selected poet. 



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1 hn designs Co 
Cu I in rn I Cent, e 

a I Re piT'RPIl I P(l 
Request eel art i 



coordinated by the Mission 
Gannett Poster Series were 



Approval of art. work by t he 
Mission Cultural ''enter lor the 
Market Street Poster Series 
subject to finai review and 
approval by the Art Commission 
staff. 



IX. TaravaJ Police Station 

Ceramic t iles for t lie frieze designed by Arthur 
Gonzalez to be located at the remodeled Taraval 
Police Station were presented by Tonia Macneil . 
architect has reviewed and approved the revised 
design. 



The 



Requested action: 

Approval of the color and design 
of ceramic tiles by Arthur 
Gonzalez for the Taraval Police 
Station lobby frieze. 

Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the Promenade 
Ribbon const ruction now taking place on the South 
Embarcade to . The color of the concrete is not 
consistent along the ribbon, although the contractor 
has stated that he is mixing it according to the 
approved prototype. Commissioner La Rocca will 
inspect the project and discuss options and/or 
solutions with staff. 



XI. Request for Commission Action 

Jill Manton reported that she will ask the 
Commission to write a letter in support of the 
public art program for the City of Culver City. 



Requ 



it ed 



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Request for a Letter from the 
San Francisco Art Commission t o 
the City council of Culver City 
to urge the Council to rose- i rid 
its decision to allow project 

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architectural features to meet 
the City's public art 
requ i rement . 

font rael Ex I ens i ons 

Stafi reported thai they will request Art Commission 
approval to extend contract completion dates for 
artists whose projects are ongoing. 



Deques t ed 



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Approval to extend the contract 
for Su-Chen Hung to design an 
artwork for the Vallejo- 
Churchill Garage from June 30, 

1994 to June 30, 1995 

ITEMS for COMMITTEE REPORT: 

1. Approval of installation by Connie Hatch at the 
Forest Hills Muni station for the Gerbode Foundation 
and Capp Street Project. 

2. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
grant $5,000 to Seeing Comes Before Words Design for 
a Public Art Maquette exhibition. 

3. Approval in concept of Wyland "Whaling Wall" mural 
designs for two murals to be located at Pier 39, 
with final approval contingent upon review and 
approval of the artist's design cartoon and approval 
of the Port. 

4. Approval of the conceptual design of the ceiling of 
the Gay and Lesbian Reading Room for the New Main 

Li brary . 

5. Approval to pay Oppenheim Lewis, cost estimators, a 
fee not to exceed $700 for work on the Courthouse 
project, for the publ Lc art program. 

6. Approval of up to $5,000 for a preliminary design 
fee for Aim Preston for the 1 Kami ly Court waiting 



Approval of proposed concept for the Bay frails 
component of the Signage Project. 



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K. Approval of the Airport Selection PaneJ 

recommendation of Tim Co L tins, Reiko Goto and Ned 
kahn to work with Fong and Chan on Concourse B, in 
the domestic flight area; Keith Sonnier and Kathryn 
Gustai'son to work w i t h H.O.K. and Group 4 on 
Concourse A; Lk Joon Kang and Ann Preston to work 
with Gerson-Overstree t and Polshek Partners on 
Concourse G . 

9. Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract w i t h each artist for $15,000, 
plus a negol iated travej and per diem fee for out of 
town artists, to develop a conceptual design 
propoaa 1 . 

10. Approval of guidelines for Moscone Convention Center 
publ ic art pro.jec t . 

11. Approval of JacqueJ iim Clemmens as community 
represent at i ve to participate on the selection panel 
for the Moscone Convention Center Public Art 
Pro.jec t . 

12. Approval of poetry excerpts by William Oandasan, 
PMol Adnan, Jessica llagedorn, Thich Nhat Hanh, 
Arthur' Sze , Jerry Est rin and David Henderson for 
poetry plaques in Phase 2 of the Market Street Muni 
Boarding Islands ans approval to pay an honorarium 
of $250 to each selected poet. 

13. Approval o\' art work by t tie Mission Cultural Center 
for- the Market Street Poster- Series subject to final 
review and approval by the Art Commission staff. 

14. Approval of the color and design of ceramic tiles by 
Arthur Gonzalez for t lie Taraval Police Station Lobby 
frieze. 

15. Request for- a letter from the San Francisco Art 
Commiss i on to the City Council of Culver City to 
urge the ( 'mine i I to rescind its decision to allow 
project architects I <> design architectural features 
to meet the City's public art requirement. 

I (i . Approval to extend the contract 1 for Su-Chen Hung to 
design an artwork for the Vallejo-ChurchilJ Gar-age 
( mm June Jli , I 99 I I o June 30 , 1 9 9 5 . 



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17. Approval to extend the contract for Ann Chamberlain 
to design an artwork for the Hospital Parking Garage 
from June 30, 1994 to December 31, 1994. 



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Curator, Public Art Program 



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The San Francisco Arts Commission 
San Francisco Courthouse Project 

Lewis deSoto 

design Team Member 

6.15.94 



Art Plan Summary 

Theme: "Poetics of the Law" 

The development of this theme was based on the Courthouse Construction Committee 
"cornerstone" concepts: "justice for all people, judicial; impartiality and fairness, 
Political Independence, Public Access to the Courts, Public Respect for the Court, 
Courtesy and Civility for All Participants and by All Participants". 

From the Preliminary Art Plan: 

"The Artist conceives of the Courthouse as a site for the application and practice of 

law. The tradition of judicial practice extends through all human societies. . . 

Poetics refer to the elevation of principles of justice inherent to the design and 
intention of the building and its inhabiting artworks. in this case, a series of 
organizing principles is applied as strategies as a guide to generating design and 
artworks: 

symmetry: as echoed in the figure "justice", in the metaphor of balancing scales, 
the utilization of a measured symmetry in the works [design] proposed be seen as 
Integral to the art plan. 

Light: Determination through illumination of available evidence is a 

mechanism evident in the judicial process. the artist suggests that a consciousness of 
light, from well placed, integrated fixtures . . . that engage or are characterized 

BY LIGHT. 

MATERIALS: MATERIALS DESIGNATING SOLIDITY, YET REFLECTIVE OF A COLOR THAT 

INDICATES WARM ILLUMINATION. MATERIALS SUCH AS GRANITE, MARBLE, TERRAZZO, GLASS, FINE 
WOODS AND METALS. . . 

TEXT: MOST GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ENGAGE THE PUBLIC WITH A CORNERSTONE 

CONCEPT. THE ARTIST SUGGESTS THAT. . . A SINGLE PHRASE OR KEYSTONE CONCEPT BE ADDED TO 
THE ROTUNDA AREA OF THE COURTHOUSE. THE ARTIST UNDERSTANDS THE DELICACY OF 
DETERMINING THESE TEXTS, BUT RECOGNIZES IN THE WISH FOR THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE'S 
REQUIREMENT THAT THIS . . . BUILDING ECHO THE 'SIGNIFICANCE' AND 'TRADITION' OF AMERICAN 
GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES. . . 



images: historically, images have formed a primary form of decoration for 
government buildings. these images are iconography. the tradition of a seal 
designating the function of a branch of government is commonly used. images within 
the City Hall abound: sailing ships, flames, rosettes, leaves, busts, urns, gargoyles, 
etc. Within the seal are numerous component images, a woman, scales, landscape, a 
bear, a sailing ship, a gold miner, a surveyor, sextants, spears, shields, etc. the artist 
believes that there are inherent appropriate metaphors in these images . . . because 
San Francisco is a society of multitudinous cultures and races, the extension of this 
iconography could be accomplished, particularly through the many other artist- 
projects available in the building." 

i have attempted to keep these principles in mind for all aspects of the art program. 
Further, in my meetings with members of the design team, I have tried to focus on many 
of these aspects in regard to my contributions. 

Public Program Development 

(Prepared with Jill manton, SFAC) 

The following are project areas specifically designated for development for the Art 
Program. Many of these projects contain elements that enhance the baseline materials 
currently within the proposed cost estimates. These figures, if listed, are not final 
but in development. The Artist has contracted with Oppenheim/Lewis, Cost estimaters 
to provide accurate cost figures. Because design development does not end for 
another two weeks, these figures will be unavailable until final design development 
drawings are submitted. 

Projects proposed for Implementation in Prioritized order 

[As of April 22, 1 994, reflecting consensus of Judges Art Enrichment Sub-committee 

and Joint Venture Architects.] 

1, Lobby 

A. Entry Doors, Lobby Gates, Elevator Lobbies (includes doors and cab 
interiors 

Proposed Design Fee (after competition): $25,000 

Amount of public art allocation used to augment Architectural Budget, 

to be determined. 

B. Inscription in lobby. Cost of execution to be determined. 

2. Jury Assembly Area Projects 

A. Artwork to be executed on 8 glass panels, approximately 6.5'x6.5' ea. 

Proposed budget for design and execution of imagery: $25,000 
does not include glass panel, hanging and lighting fixtures; amount 
of Public Art allocation to Augment Architectural Budget, 
to be determined. 

B. Light projection of court seal in Jury Assembly Hallway. 

COST TO BE DETERMINED 

C. fixtures, wall treatments and furniture. Amount of Public Art 

Allocation to augment Architectural Budget, 
to be determined. 



3. Courtroom Seals 

Artist rendering of seal to be placed in 40 courtrooms. 
Proposed Fee for Artist: $3,500 

Allocation to augment Architectural budget: $300 per seal 
[Brings total execution costs to $1000 per seal.] 

4. Clerk's Corridor, First Floor 

Proposed Artist's preliminary design fee: $7,500 
Amount of allocation to augment Architectural Budget, 
To be determined 

5. Fourth Floor Family Waiting Area 

Artist's preliminary design fee: $15,000 

Amount of Public Art allocation to Augment Architectural Budget, $50,000 

6. Illuminated glass signage for courtrooms/corridors 

Amount of public art allocation to augment architectural budget, 
to be determined 



A report on Artist contributions to Design 

Integrated Interior Concepts 

1) Open entrance lobby into third story 

2) Corridor To Jury Assembly Room symmetrical with axis of room 

3) Fitment of courtroom materials and enhanced furniture in Jury Assembly Room 

4) Television in Jury Assembly room all closed captioned (quiet) 

5) Project£€Iion of courtseal onto floor in Corridor preceding Jury Assembly Room 

6) Sand busted glass "art" panels in Jury Assembly Room 

7) Inscription in Entrance lobby 

8) Inscribed glass signage in Clerk's Area 

9) Inscribed glass signage (lit) in Court corridors 

10) Integrated security furniture in Lobby Entry (partial) 

1 1) "Hidden" Vending machines in Jury Assembly Area 

12) Folding back doors in Food Service Area 

13) Lighting strategies and analogue lighting controls on Judge's bench 

14) All areas designated for Art Program 

Integrated Exterior Concepts 

1 ) Adaptation of "sky ring" concept for mechanical elevation utilizing angled walls 

2) Redwood Alley: Drop windows of judges offices down to floor (? still in design?) 

3) Move entrance for parking to corner of the building at Redwood nearest Polk. 

Centralize mechanical buildng operations under parking area to increase 
jury Assembly Room area. 

This inventory does not include discarded ideas or specific criticisms of Joint Venture 
design. 



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The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FR: Eleanor Beaton 

Motion to approve the following 7 poem excerpts for Muni 
boarding islands on Market Street, and to pay each poet an 
honorarium of $250. 

1) 

from my mouth a song 

for warmth pours and becomes 

an arrow r^eady 

to take me all the way 

William Oandasan 

(native American) 
2) 

not to see anymore 
but inward 

not to know but 

your own self 

Etel Adrian 

(Lebanese ) 
3) 

the woman who thought 
she was more than a samba 
rode underground trains 
dressed up for dancing, 
as usual 

Jessica Hagedorn 

( Filipino ) 

4) 

Coming and going- 
it's up to you. 
When you want to have a look, you just stop. 

Thich Nhat Hanh 

(Vietnamese ) 

5) 

Do you feel the forsythia about to explode? 

The flow in a deal seal washed to shore? 

I see the sloping street 

to your house, bird of paradise in bloom. 

Arthur Sze 

(Chinese ) 



15 June 1994 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FR: Eleanor Beaton 

Motion to approve the following 7 poem excerpts for Muni 
boarding islands on Market Street, and to pay each poet an 
honorarium of $250. 

1) 

from my mouth a song 

for warmth pours and becomes 

an arrow r eady 

to take me all the way 

William Oandasan 

(native American) 
2) 

not to see anymore 
but inward 

not to know but 

your own self 

Etel Adrian 

( Lebanese ) 
3) 

the woman who thought 
she was more than a samba 
rode underground trains 
dressed up for dancing, 
as usual 

Jessica Hagedorn 

(Filipino ) 

4) 

Coming and going- 
it's up to you. 
When you want to have a look, you just stop. 

Thich Nhat Hanh 

(Vietnamese ) 

5) 

Do you feel the forsythia about to explode? 

The flow in a dead seal washed to shore? 

I see the sloping street 

to your house, bird of paradise in bloom. 

Arthur Sze 

(Chinese ) 



6) 

White hills cancelled by color 
Inward cakes of creamy nothing 
Ramshackle rush-hour and yourself a souvenir 
Jerry Estrin 

7) 

third world and american 

english speaking with roots in ancestral lands 
(like everybody else, just about) 
belonging to a new world 
yet of an older world 
David Henderson 



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SAN F RA NTC I S C O A II T CO M M I S S I O N 



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AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



. h >u Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 

an information card and giving if to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
i, l(NSl , appropriate agenda item. 

115.252.258 1 , ,.„ 

' :ul1 I • Consent. Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize a modification of 
the agreement with Eiberstars, increasing 

the total contract amount to $250,000 to 

represent and include the cost of glass 

hi ocU installation in t he South 
Eiiiha rcadero . 






B. Motion to approve an extension in the 
Muni M Line Hoarding Platform contracts for 
llLeonard Hunter and 2) Sheila Ghidini from 
July 31, 1 99-4 to December 31, 11)9-1. 

C . Motion to approve a modification of 
George Gonzalez.' contract for the Mental 
Health Facility to 1) provide redwood 
timbers, cabel ing, seat ing and stone 
sculpture for the gazebo and 21 increase 
contract amount up to $10,000. 

I). Motion lo approve Kenny Pritikin, Gary 
Gar re I 1 s , Allison Williams, Carol ina Woo , 
Hrian Lee ami Terezita Homos as potent ial 
panel is ts for the Mo scone Con v en t ion Center 
Project and to pay panel ists $50 per 1/2 
day f o r se rv 1 < cs . 

E . Motion t n authorize an i ncrease in the 
amount of the Hospital I'. irking Garage 
lies l g n i i >n t la. I for Ann Chamber 1 a i n by 
$9,000 fnc the select ion and planning oi 
imagers in the GEHC panels and to i 
supervision of fabricat ion of prototypes. 



nd County of 
San Francisco 



F, Motion to author i ze the fol lowing as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in frans i I Program: Enrique Chagoya, 
Arnold Kemp, Horai e Washington, Dean Heck 
Stewart , Dewej Crumpler, Janeen Antoine, 
Regina Mou ton, Jeannie Weiffenbach, iolanda 



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Lopez, and to pay panelists an honorarium 
of $100 per day. 

3:05 II. New Main Library 
Susan Pont ions 

Project updates on the Aycock conical 
stairs and the Blake light wall, and 
discussion of prioritizing projects. 

3:20 III. Portsmouth Square 

Jill Man ton, Mary Fuller 

Review and approval of preliminary proposal 
for revised Tot Lot design, and author- 
ization to make payment of $1500 to the 
art i s t . 



3:35 IV. 



Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

A) Review and approval of Ann Preston's 
preliminary proposal for the 4th Floor 
Family Court Waiting Area 

B) Selection of Commission liaison for 
Court House competitions and discussion of 
accelerated process 



3:50 V. 



4:00 VI. 



4: 10 VII 



New Chinatown Park 

Jill Manton 

Review and approval of Lam Po Leong's 

Terrazzo Medallion Design 

Chinatown Mousing Project Murals 
Josie Grant 

Request for Commission action re: 
protection and preservation of murals 

Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

Motion to express gratitude and 
appreciation to sculptor Roger Baird for 
his efforts to preserve and save a work of 
art belonging to the City produced at the 
1939/40 Golden Gate International 
Exposition Art in Action Program by Dudley 
Carter titled the "Goddess of the Forest" 
and formerly located in Golden Gate Park. 



4:20 VIII. Muni Metro Construction Fence 
Ton i a Macne i I 

Review of conceptual mural design bj Senay 
Dennis and requesl for approval of staff 

recommenda t i on 



4:30 IX. Waterfront Transportation Art Projects 

Jill Manton 

Update and discussion of Ribbon, Gateway, 

and Signage Projects 

4:40 X. Staff Reports 

A. Airport 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. Art Commission Gallery - exhibition 
report from Gallery Director 

4:45 XI. Adjournment 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 
Civic a«i i , Mll ., 



E N 



D 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, August 17, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



\KHMs LlClNSiS 

SUIT! 70 

•115 252 2581 



5ION Gaiury 

ISSCkoV! Strut 

415 554.9682 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



Litigation: Closed Session with Legal 
Counsel 

A. Anticipated litigation: 

Josie Grant c. CCSF 
The Visual Art Committee of the San 
Francisco Art Commission may meet in closed 
session under provisions of Government Code 
Section 54956.9 (b) to discuss threatened 

litigation ag ainst the City and County of 

San Francisco. This Motion would be made 

on the basi s that discussion in open 

s ess io n of this th reatened litigation coul d 

prejudice the position of t lie C i t y in th i s 

anticipated l aws ui f . 



The Visual Art Committee of the San 
Francisco Art Commission may find that i t 



is in the best interest of the Citv not t 


.o 


disclose any information revealed in its 




closed session at this time and may move 




not to disclose any information at this 





t i me . 



B. Motion to decide whether to disclose 
information communicated during closed 
session. Following the closed session 
regarding ant icipated litigation, the 
Visual Art Co mm i t Lee w i I I reconvene in open 
session and vote Oil mot ion to disclose 
i. nf or mat i on coiniiiuni cat ed at t he c losed 

sess i on . 



C. Report 
sess i on . 



ac I ion I a ken in c losed 



and Count 
San Franci 



3:20 11 



Consen I. Ca I endar 

A . Mot. i on to author i ze .t modi ficat ion of 
the agreement with Fiberstars, increasing 
the total contract amount to $250,000 to 

represent and include t lie COSt of glass 



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block installation in the South 
Embarcadero . 

B. Motion to authorize payment in the 
amount of $48,825 to Fiberstars for the 
production of all South Embarcadero 
fiberoptic materials. 

C. Motion to approve an extension in the 
Muni M Line Boarding Platform contracts for 
1 (Leonard Hunter and 2) Sheila Ghidini from 
July 31, 1994 to July 31, 1995 and to mod- 
ify contract with Sheila Ghidini, reducing 
total fee by $2, 500 to$7,500 and modify 
agreement with Leonard Hunter, increasing 
fee by $2,500 to $16,500. 

D. Motion to approve Renny Pritikin, Gary 
Garrells, Allison Williams, Carolina Woo, 
Brian Lee and Terezita Romos as potential 
panelists for the Moscone Convention Center 
Project and to pay panelists $50 per 1/2 
day for services. 

E. Motion to authorize an increase in the 
amount of the Hospital Parking Garage 
Design Contract for Ann Chamberlain by 
$9,000 for the selection and planning of 
imagery in the GFRC panels and for 
supervision of fabrication of prototypes. 

F. Motion to authorize the following as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program: Enrique Chagoya, 
Arnold Kemp, Dean Beck Stewart, Janeen 
Antoine, Regina Mouton, Jeannie 
Weiffenbach, Yolanda Lopez, Linda Lucero, 
Jose Burciaga, Chris Robbins, Isabel 
Vrigoyen, Lorraine Nakata, Victor Zaballa, 
and Mario Garcia Durham and to pay 
panelists an honorarium of $100 per day. 

G. Motion to approve design of mural for 
Excelsior Playground. 

H. Motion to approve grant of up to 

$1,000 to Intersection for the Arts for 

fiscal sponsorship for insurance for market 
St reel, pro jec ts . 

1. Motion to approve installation by 
Connie Hatch at. three transit stations: the 



Forest Hills Muni Station, Caltrans 
Transbay Terminal and the Port as part of 
the "Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street Project. 

J. Motion to approve artwork for 
"Projections in Public" curated by Karen 
Atkinson for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

K . Motion to approve artwork by Rigo 94 
for poster series as part of the Market 
Street Art in Transit Program. 

L. Motion to authorize final payment on 
Aye Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) contract 
#2830012. 

M. Motion to authorize final payment on 
Lothar Baumgarten's design contract 
#2810016. 

N. Motion to authorize a reduction in Al 
Wong's contract by $2,869 arid to return 
balance of funds to the Bureau of 
Archi tecture . 

0. Motion t o authorize an increase in 
James Carpenter's design contract for the 
Airport International terminal by $5,000 to 
cover additional travel expenses. 

P. Motion to approve installation 
presented by the Lug&age Store at 1000 
Market Street as part of the Market Street 
Art. in Transit Program. 

Q. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursi ng Faci 1 i Ly pending client 
approva I : 

Joe Draegenl , Jasmine Vea Cup, $850 
Guy Diehl, Still Life w/Magnolia, $8lo 
June Keller, I.mwii Chair w/Still l ife, $-150 
Margaret Hersher, 2 Shell Prints, $100 ea. 



R . Motion to approve conceptual design of 
artwork by Wesley Kinship for- mural on Art 
Commission Gallery Doori w i t h final 



approval contingent upon staff approval of 
final design. 

3:25 II. Chinatown Housing Project Murals 

Josie Grant 

Request for Commission action re: 

protection and preservation of murals 

3:40 III. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious, Cathy Simon, SMWM 

A. Progress report on Alice Aycock 
artwork 

B. Review of budget to date 

C. Discussion of prioritization of art 
projects; possible elimination of 
Baumgnrten proposal to allow for 
complete implementation of Aycock 
project . 

4:00 IV. Portsmouth Square 

Jill Manton, Mary Fuller 

Review and approval of preliminary proposal 
for revised Tot Lot design, and author- 
ization to make payment of $1500 to the 
art i s t . 

4:10 V. Civic Center Courthouse 

.Jill Manton 

A) Review and approval of Ann Preston's 
preliminary proposal for the 4th Floor 
Family Court Waiting Area 

B) Discussion re: Judges' request to delete 

terrazzo floor design from list of 
approved art plan projects 

C) Discussion of selection process for 

approved art plan projects and 
confirmation of final screening date 

4:15 VI. Muni Metro Construction Fence 
Ton i a Macne i 1 

Review of conceptual mural design by Senay 
Dennis and request for approval of staff 
recommendation 



4:25 VII. Waterfront Transportation Art Projects 
Jill Manton 

A. Update and discussion of Ribbon, 
Gateway, and Signage Projects 

B. Approval of North Embarcadero Signage 
and text 



4:35 IX. Art Commission Gallery 
Jason Tannen 

A. City Site - extension of Donna 
Schumacher project 

B. Exhibition opening Aug. 18 

C. Seismic Party Aug. 26 

D. Slide Registry/Open Studio 

4:45 X. New Sheriff's Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Waiver of $31,000 art enrichment for 5th 
floor addition 

4:50 XI. Staff Reports 

A. Airport 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. Moscone 



4:55 XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gmve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



Date: August 10, 1994 

T° : The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

R e: Visual Arts Committee Reports 

Re: Portsmouth Square - Review of Mary Fuller's Proposal 

More than two years ago, the Art Commission had agreed to 
work with Mary Fuller on the re-design of the Childrens' 
Totlot in Portsmouth Square. To respond to safety problems 
and to make the play area consistent with the overall 
redesign of Portsmouth Square, the Department of Landscape 
Architecture has decided to "open up" the design of the play 
area, removing some of the central features which presented 
slipping hazards. The artist's proposal for two entry 
sculptures has been enthusiastically received by the client 
(Rec and Park) and the landscape architects. There will also 
be a low seat wall at the perimeter of the play area which 
will be incised with a relief design by the artist. 

Re: Civic Center Court House 

Ann Preston is the artist selected to work with the project 
architects on the design of the Fourth Floor Family Court 
Waiting Area. This is the division of the Court system which 
is involved in custody issues, child abuse and foster care 
assignment. Ann has tried to make this area as comfortable 
and humane an environment as possible. The principle 
components of her work will include a floor medallion which 
may be executed in either tile or terazzo, a bronze 
sculpture in the center of the room which may feature a 
still life and relief panels installed in the adjacent 
hallway made from aluminum which may feature human and plant 
forms. What you should know is that the client (the Judges 
of the Superior and Municipal Courts) are somewhat opposed 
to the notion of a sculptural still life. They consider it 
to be "Eurocentric" and think that it may be offensive to 
the various cultures using the waiting area. Ann Preston has 
spent a good deal of time researching still lifes and their 
symbolism in various cultures and will be able to summarize 
her findings for you. This is another instance of the client 
asserting their will to control the nature of the artist's 
work and the art program in general. 

Another issue which will be discussed if any of the Judges 
can arrange to be present is the decision of the Judges' 
Court House Construction Committee to eliminate the artist's 
terrazzo design of the First Floor Clerks Corridor from the 



Art Plan. This element of the Art Plan had previously been 
approved as an art opportunity by both the Art Commission 
and the Judges Courthouse Construction Committee. 
Apparently, while I was out of town on vacation, the Judges 
decided, at the prompting of the project architects, to 
eliminate this from the Art Plan in spite of the fact that 
we have held a public competition and conducted the first 
phase of the artist selection process, all of which was 
undertaken with their knowledge. Their reason for wanting to 
eliminate this as an artist's project is that they suddenly 
decided that the design of the floor of this corridor should 
be consistent with the lobby floor design. I have written a 
letter to Judge Barbara Jones suggesting that one of the 
Judges attend the Visual Arts Committee meeting to discuss 
their concerns with the Art Commission and have indicated 
that the Commission may not respond well to the Judges 
making decisions to alter the Art Plan without any sort of 
consultation with the Art Commission. 

Re: Request for Payment of $48,825 to Fiberstars for 
production of Fiber Optic Materials for Promenade Ribbon in 
South Embarcadero 

Because of the need for close coordination between the 
conclusion of the construction work managed by DPW on the 
South Embarcadero and the start of the work by Fiberstars 
under constract with the Art Commission, DPW insisted that I 
set up the Fiberstars contract to commence on July 9th. In 
good faith, Fiberstars accelerated the manufacture of all of 
the fiber optic equipment, lined up a glass block contractor 
and construction crew and were ready to go. Now, more than a 
month later, it appears that our contractor may not be able 
to have access to the South Embarcadero until late August or 
September. They are understandably upset about this and have 
requested that we compensate them for the materials which 
have been produced and are waiting to be installed. 
Apparently, in terms of AIA practices, this is not an 
unreasonable request. I have recommended payment for 
materials only, minus a 10% retention. 



STAFF REPORT 
NEW MAIN LIBRARY 



DATE: Aug. 8, 1994 

T0: Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Susan Pontious 

RE: New Main Library; Alice Aycock Project and 
proposed solutions. 

Summary of Issue: Actual bids for construction, as well as 
other related costs for Alice Aycock' s two artworks for the 
new Main Library are substantially over budget. As it 
stands now, we do not have the funds to fabricate her 
hanging sculpture, and are in jeopardy of not having 
sufficient funds for all the costs of the conical stairs. 
Possible solutions include 1 ) eliminating the hanging 
sculpture or 2) eliminating one of the other art projects. 

History: Alice Aycock's proposal for the new Main 
Library consists of two projects: 1) a functional circular 
staircase surrounded by sculptural elements designed for the 
suspended glass reading room and 2) the "cyclone" sculpture, 
suspended outside the reading room. The budgets for all of 
the art enrichment projects for the New Main Library were 
established in 1992 based on the artist's estimates as well 
as those provided by the architects. Alice Aycock's 
construction budget (exclusive or artists fees, and design 
and engineering costs) was established at $283,000, based on 
cost estimates provided by the artist. 



After design development, Alice began to try to identify a 
fabricator for her work. The bids she received (for 
fabrication) were all in the $500,000+ range. 

Thanks to the project architects, SMWM , Aycock able to 
identify a good fabricator for her work here in San 
Francisco whose original bid of $346,000. After I spoke to 
Chuck Lutz at Blakeway, he agreed to reduce his bid to 
$326,000, and was fairly confident that he could work with 
Alice to bring the fabrication cost into budget. I took 
most of the remaining funds in my unallocated contingency to 
increase her fabrication budget to $300,000. Chuck Lutz 
flew to NY in January, 1994, to meet with Alice to try to 
identify ways of reducing the cost to shave off the 



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remaining $26,000. Aycock rejected most of his suggestions, 
and did not finalize a contract with Blakeway. 

However, based on having a bid that was now "in the 
ballpark", we entered into contract with Alice Aycock to do 
her construction drawings and engineering of her stair. 
While Blakeway had the capacity to produce both the 
engineering and the shop drawings, Alice was convinced that 
she needed to work with Ove Arup, an engineering firm that 
Jim Freed (the architect from Pei Freed Cobb & Partners in 
NY who designed the library and personal friend of Alice's) 
recommended . 

At this point, several things have occurred that have added 
to the expense of the project. 

1 Ove Arup discovered that that the design development 
drawings produced out of Alice's shop with her original 
engineer, Tom Anderson, had some design errors that made the 
stair not meet the building code. These errors required an 
adjustment in the geometry of the entire stair, which caused 
the stair land in a different place on the building. 
Unfortunately, it was not where SMWM had placed the 
additional structure to take the weight of the stair. 
Additional steel and blockouts had to be added to the 
building to receive the stair. These changes were more 
complicated, and ultimately costly, because the building 
structure was already in place by the time this was 
discovered . 

The other repercussion of this change is that it required 
all parts of the sculptural elements attendant to the stair 
had to be adjusted, and new drawings from Alice's draftsman 
had to be produced for re-submittal to BBI , the General 
Contractor, and the fabricator. 

2. While Ove Arup produced (slowly, and at great expense) 
a design for the stair that was in accordance to what Alice 
wanted, it was completely divorced from what it would cost 
to build it. Last month w 

e finally got Ove Amp's design for the stair, and Blakeway 
resubmitted it to their subcontractor for a final bid. 
While the subcontractor's original estimate for the stair 
alwone was $50,000 (based on Alice's design development 
drawings), their bid based on Ove Arup's drawings was 
$119,000. Needless to say, the stair alone was unbuildable 
at this price . 



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Aycock came out to San Francisco to meet with Blakeway and 
with the General Contractor about coordinating the 
fabrication and installation of her artwork. At her meeting 
with Blakeway, Ben Larson of SMWM and myself, it was decided 
that our only recourse was to pay Blakeway 's engineer work 
with the fabricator to modify Ove Arup's design so that it 
could be built within the budget. 

Present Status: 

At this writing, that work in nearly complete. The cost 
estimate for the stair element alone is $70,000. This 
brings the cost of fabricating the stair with its attendant 
sculptural elements to approximately $306,000 +. 

In addition, there other potential costs. These include: 

1) Painting the stair (architectural elements are brushed 
aluminum. Blakeway's bid includes providing a factory 
prime, but painting the stair and this is not currently in 
the GC ' s contract; 

2) Shop drawings for the sculptural elements. Blakeway's bid 
was based on Alice telling them that she would produce the 
shop drawings. Instead, what Alice has provided is design 
drawings and a model, which she thinks should be sufficient. 
Blakeway is reviewing her drawings to see if there is enough 
information for them to build it, but another problem is 
that without shop drawings, can the GC install it? 

3. Signed, stamped drawings for sculptural elements and 
hanging sculpture if BBI or DPW require it 

4) Expected increase in cost from the GC for installing the 
work. 

We are at least $50,000 short of having sufficient funds for 
the hanging sculpture. In addition, I am concerned at this 
point about having sufficient funds for even the stair. 

Proposed Solutions: 

1. Eliminate hanging sculpture, and hope that the 
remaining funds are sufficient to meet stair costs. In 
order to meet the Contractor's schedule, I have been 
proceeding under this assumption just so that I could get 
the stair under fabrication and delivered in time to be 
installed before the building is closed up. 



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2. Ask the C.A.O. for a supplemental appropriation for the 
artwork, based on the argument that we were allocated less 
than the full 2% (1.5 million instead of 1.9 million). 
However, Rudy Nothenberg a recent meeting with the 
architects and the Construction Management team was emphatic 
that the Art Commission would get no more money. 

3. Fundraise for project. It has been suggested by the 
Artist that the Library Foundation could sell some of her 
suites of prints, or individual donors could be identified. 

I have had some preliminary discussions with the Foundation, 
but unfortunately, they do not have any more events coming 
up that one would typically "piggyback" onto for this sort 
of thing, nor does the Art Commission have the staff 
resources to organize a fundraising effort, particularly in 
this short timeframe. 

4. Prioritize projects. One possible solution would be to 
not execute one or both of Lothar Baumgarten's projects. To 
remind you, these two projects include 1) the painted 
sentence "Type is the Voice of the Printed Page" , painted 
on main atrium ceiling where the fourth floor interjects 
into the space; and 2) a drawing of the proportional 
relationship of type to the page carved onto a 15' x 9' 
black granite panel on the exterior of the building. The 
primary cost in executing both of these projects is the 
artist's remaining installation fee of $70,000. 

We do not have a fabrication contract with this artist; our 
current contract with Baumgarten is for design development 
only, and I don't believe there is anything that would 
obligate the City to enter into a fabrication contract (this 
is currently being reviewed by the City Attorney). 

The Committee should be aware, however, that we have 
probably already "bought" the granite, and that funds would 
have to be reserved to carve something else on this stone. 

This is the solution favored by the project architects 
primarily because it is felt that for the price, the 
Baumgarten projects do not have the same artistic 
significance or impact on the building as the other 
projects . 

Eliminating Baumgarten's projects would provide an 
additional $80,000. 



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BUDGET 



LIBRARY 



8/9/94 



A. AYCOCK 
Budgeted : 
Fabri cat i on 
Other 

Artist Contracts: 
Conceptual Design 
Design Development 
Fabri cat i on/Inst . 

Shop Draw i ngs 

Structural Support, 

connections, install 

and el ectr i ca 1 : 

Project Total : 



:300 , 000 . 00 
$28 , 000 . 00 



$18, 000 . 00 

$27 , 000 . 00 
$46 , 000 . 00 
$23 , 385 . 00 



$19, 200 . 00 
;46 1 , 585 . 00 



$328 , 000 . 00 



HAMILTON/ CHAMBERLAIN 








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S. Balser $23 sf 


$121, 


, 500, 


. 00 


Escal. on inst. only 


$4, 


, 000 , 


. 00 


Bond i ng 








Cont i ngency @ 1 0* 


$6 


, 800 


. 00 


2 coats plaster 


$47 , 


,168, 


, 00 


Artist Contracts: 








Conceptual Design 


$17, 


, 500 , 


, 00 


Design Development 


$25 , 


, 000, 


,00 


Card Notat i on : 








Artist Fees : 


$30 


, 000, 


, 00 


Ass i stants : 


$50 , 


, 000 , 


, 00 


Travel : 


$6 


, 000 


, 00 


Fabri cat i on : 








Artist Fees 


$ 1 5 


, 000 


. 00 


Trave 1 


$3 


, 000 , 


. 00 


Proj ect Total: 


$325 


, 968 


. 00 



N. BLAKE 

Lamps @ $ 1 1 5 ea . 
Building cost inc. 
electrical : 
Lighting upgrade 
Cont ingency @ 10* 
Artist Contracts: 

Conceptual 

Design Dev . 
Research/Fab. /Inst 



$12, 500 . 00 

,123, 104.00 
$6 , 000 . 00 
$3 , 232 . 00 

$17, 500 . 00 
$15, 000 . 00 
$14, 000 . 00 



P ro j ect Total: 



$19 1, 336 . 00 



L. BAUMGARTEN: 
Fabr i cat i on 

Painted area 

Granite Mat . 1 

Struct, support 

Carving 
Artist Contracts 

Conceptua 1 

Design Dev . 

Fabrication 
Cont ingency: 
Project Total: 



$6 , 000 . 00 
$13, 500 . 00 

$2,700.00 
$16, 500 . 00 

$22 , 500 . 00 

$25 , 000 . 00 

$70 , 000 . 00 

$2 , 500.00 

$158, 700 . 00 



Scaf f o 1 d i ng 

TOTAL DIRECT COSTS 



$3 , 000 . 00 
$1 ,140, 589 . 00 



Gen Contr . 
Overhead & profit 
Des i gn Cont i ng . 
Esc. to Midpt. Const 
SUBTOTAL : 



$17, 


, 750 , 


, 00 


$10, 


, 783 , 


, 00 


$25 


,040 


. 00 


$24 , 


,462 , 


, 00 


$78 


, 035 


. 00 



A.C. ADMIN 
ARCHITECTS 



$150, 000 . 00 
$122, 365 .00 



COST GRAND TOTAL 
TOTAL BUDGET: 
VARIENCE : 



$1 , 490 , 989 . 00 

$ 1 , 500 , 000 . 00 

$9,011 .00 



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::AN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

RE: RESOLUTION TO SF HOUSING AUTHORITY 
JOSIE GRANT / PING YUEN HOUSING MURALS 

IT IS OUR HOPE THAT WITH REGARDS TO THE ISSUE BEFORE THIS BODY 
AND PURSUANT TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ARTIST JOSIE GRANT AND 
THE SF ART COMMISSION, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED AND MADE 
KNOWN TO THE SF HOUSING AUTHORITY. 

THE SF ART COMMISSION ASKS THAT THE SF HOUSING AUTHORITY TO 
ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE ARTIST, JOSIE GRANT, THAT PRESERVES 
THE REMAINING MURALS ON THE PING YUEN HOUSING PROJECTS AT 895 PACIFIC 
ST., AND PROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF THE ORIGINATING ARTIST, AND 
SPECIFICALLY DOES THE FOLLOWING: 

1) PROVIDES FOR THE ARTIST'S PAID PARTICIPATION OF CLEANING 
AND RESTORATION OF REMAINING PING YUEN MURALS (TOTAL 5). 

_J 2) MEMORIALIZES THE AGREEMENT OF HOUSING AUTHORITY TO PRESERVE 

SAID MURALS FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS, WITH CONTINUING RIGHTS OF MURALIST 
TO REPAIR AS NEEDED. 

3) PROVIDES FOR THE ARTIST'S RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE WITH 
COMPENSATION ON A CONTRACT BASIS IN THE TENANTS ASSOCIATION EFFORT 
TO REPLACE THE DESTROYED T ' AI CHI MURAL AT 799 PACIFIC. 




SAN FRANCISCO A IU COMMISSION 



END 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, September 21, 1994 
i'roohams 3:00 P.M. 

\ > n ,. 25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

VU DIM..N KlVIIW 
' """NllfARIW. . 

t.i,„ M . Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
m i n , an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



155 Cum Slum 
415. 554 l )08J 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by RIGO 94 at 
Caltrans 5th Street offramp as part of the 
"Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street Project. 



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B. Motion to extend Market Street Art In 
Transit installation project with the 
Luggage Store at 1000 Market Street and to 
add $1500 to the total honorarium amount. 

C. Motion to approve initial artwork for 
poster series by LAB and Small Press 
Traffic subject to final design review. 



D. Motion to approve sound project by 
Michael Olexo and Brenda Hutchinson at the 
Twin Peaks Reservoir, and sound project by 
Lynn Kirby at four sidewalk locations as 
part of Secession Gallery's "S i te-as-Music" 
exhibi t ion . 

E. Motion to express support and 
endorsement of art projects by DIWA, by Gay 
Outlaw, and by Crane/Winet as part of the 
"Art in the Urban Landscape Project" 
presented by the Gerbode Foundation and 
Capp Street Project. 

F. Motion to authorize the following as 
potential panelists for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program: Priscilla Regalado, 
Nontsizi Cayou, and to pay panelists an 
honorarium of $100 per day. 



G. Motion to approve the following as 
potential panelists for the Art Commission 
Gallery's "City Site" 1994-95: Larry 
Andrews, Nayland Blake, Tim Collins, Brett 
Cook, Arthur Gonzalez, Reiko Goto, Rene de 



Guzman, Su-chen Hung, Toni Lane, Yolanda 
Lopez, Anita Margrill, Lydia Matthews, Judy 
Moran, Anna Murch, Mary Lovelace, Francisco 
Perez, Johanna Poethig, Cheyl Riley, Hilda 
Shum, Lewis DeSoto, Mark Thompson, Carlos 
Villa, Wang Po Shu, All Wong. 

H. Motion to authorize a grant 
application of up to $25,000 to the 
National Endowment for the Arts from the 
Public Art Program. 

I . Motion to approve additional payment 
of $450 to Ricardo Zulueta for expenses on 
"Information Stands II" project for Market 
Street . 

J. Motion to approve final payment to 
Peter Richards not to exceed $2,3666.66 on 
Contract No. 2830028B for completion of the 
extension to the Comfort Garden at the San 
Francisco General Hospital. 

K. Motion to approve purchase of two 
paintings: "View from Indian Rock 431" and 
"View from Indian Rock #36" for $625 each 
for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Fac i lity . 

L. Motion to authorize payment of up to 
$3,000 total to reimburse Norie Sato, 
Albert Paley and John Okulick for travel 
expenses to San Franisco incurred as 
finalists for for the Court House project. 

3:05 II. Art Commission Gallery 

Presentation of Commissioner Meyers' 
proposal regarding the gallery building. 

3:15 III. Civic Collection 

Debra Lehane , Roger Baird, Arno Schniewind 
Brief presentation and motion to 
acknowledge and express appreciation and 
gratitude tp Roger Baird, Prof, of Metal 
Arts, City College, and Arno, Schniewind, 
University of California Forestry Lab, for 
their perseverance, professionalism and 
ddication to saving the central figure in 
Dudley Carter's Goddess of the Forest. 



3:30 IV. 



3:45 V. 



Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious, Hilda Shum 

A. Review and approval of final design 
of column murals 

B. Authorization for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into agreement 
with Hilda Shum to fabricate, transport and 
install 16 column murals at the Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

Fire Station 

Susan Pontious, Wang Po Shu 

Review of revised proposal for Fire Station 
#37, and request for action to include 
either approval of revised proposal or 
cancellation of project. 



3:55 VI. 



Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Review of conceptual proposals by Su- 
chen Hung, Lewis DeSoto, and Ann Preston 

B. Review of conceptual proposal by James 
Carpenter and authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Afffairs to enter into 
a design development contract. 



4:15 VII 



Civic Center Courthouse 
Jill Manton 

A. Presentation by Lewis deSoto and 
request for approval for DeSoto' s proposal 
for the artistic enhancement of the Jury 
Assembly Room and to approve the allocation 
of up to $200,000 for the implementation of 
his artistic concepts. 



B. Presentation by Lewis deSoto and 
motion to approve design proposal for 
imagery to be executed on eight glass 
panels in the Jury Assembly Room and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into a separate agreement with the 
artist for the design, fabrication and 
installation of: the eight glass panels; a 
lighting system for the panels; production 
of the imagery; and light projection. 



C. Discussion regarding the prioriti- 
zation of Court House projects in context 
of budget limitations and request for 
approval of priorities established by 
Co mm i t tee . 



4:40 VIII. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

A. Progress report on Alice Aycock 
project 

B. Request for approval to increase Aye 
Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) fabrication 
contract for the conical stairs by 
$5,595 to pay for labor and materials 
and performance bonds. 

4:55 IX. Emergency Services Dispatch Center (911 
Center ) 

Tonia Macneil 

Request for approval of guidelines and 
selection process, and approval of a pool 
of individuals as possible selection 
panel i s ts . 

5:00 X. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of 
final designs for the Community Room doors 
and wall panels, created by Cheryl Riley as 
a gift to the City of San Francisco. 

5:10 XI. Staff Reports 

A. Promenade Ribbon Project Sandblast 
Proposal 

B. Market Street Art in Transit 

C. Moscone Competition 

D. Norcal Artist in Residence Program 

5:20 XII. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1971 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of 'persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can he accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (4 1 5)' 923-6 142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-H925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




SAN 



MM CIS" ART COM Ml SSION 



PROllllAMS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, September 21, 1994 



The regular meeting of I ho Visual Arts Committee was 
called to order at 3:25 p.m. Due to lack of a quorum, the 
meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m. 



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INFORMATIONAL MEETING 
NOTES 



Commissioners present: 

Anne Mealy 

Rod Freebai rn-Sm i th 



Staff present: 

Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Jason Tannen 
Ionia Macneil 



Commissioners Healy and Freebai rn-Smith heard ■*•« 
reports and public testimony on scheduled agenda items, 

I. Waterfront Transportation Projects 

1 South Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton reported that DPW has offered to pay the 




through the Fiberstars contract. 



2. 



South Embarcadero Historic «"d Interpretive Signage 



Lid bronze plaques are going forward 



" ir , to the inlaid bronze plaques ai^ s^.-b 

with some success, however the quality of the surrounding 
concrete work cannot be improved. 



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II. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton reported on current events on Market 
Street . 

III. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil reported on the progress of the selection 
process for Moscone Convention Center. Applications for 
the commission are due September 30. Applicant's slides 
will be screened for the Selection Panel on Monday, 
November 7. The Center for the Arts at Verba buena 
Gardens has generously agreed to make their conference 
room available for the meeting. 

Artists are still being recruited for the commission. 
Suggestions of potential candidates can be given to Tonia 
Macneil at 252-2588. 

Panel members are Renny Pritikin, Artistic Director, CVA- 
YBG ; Linda Blumberg, Executive Director, Capp Street 
Project; Teresita Romo , Curator, Mexican Museum, and 
Jacqueline Cleminons, President, South of Market 
Neighborhood Association. A fourth panelist has been 
invited, but has not yet. responded. In addition, an Art 
Commission liaison must be appointed. 

IV. Norcal Artist in Residence Program 

Eleanor Beaton reported on her recent tour of the Norcal 
Recycling Center and the artist in residence program 
which has been in existence for several years. She 
recommended the tour and offered to arrange for 
interested commissioners and staff to attend. 

V. Civic Art Collection 

Roger Baird, Professor of Metal Arts, City College, and 
Arno Schniewind, Professor- Emeritus, University of 
California Forestry Lab, have worked for the last nine 
years to save the central figure of Dudley Carter's 
Goddess of the Forest. 

Professor Schniewind showed slides describing the process 
of rescue and restoration of the wood statue, which had 
been carved originally from a solid redwood log 20 ft. in 
circumference by 23 ft. tal 1 . Many hours of volunteer 
work have been involved in a process which is now seen as 
a model for wood conservation nationwide. The figure is 
now located in the lobby of the little theatre at City 
College, across from the Diego Rivera mural in which 
Dudley Carter is depicted several times. 



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uebra Lehane will ask the commission to pass a resolution 
to acknowledge and express appreciation for the 
perseverance, professionalism and dedication of 
Professors Baird and Schniewind in saving The Goddess of 
the Forest. 



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The artists designs were well received by the 
commissioners as well as the clients and architects for 
the project. 

2. Entry/Lobby and Clerk's Corridor 

Jill Manton presented the Courthouse Art Committee's 
prioritized list of projects and the budget for 
realization of art enrichment projects at the Court 
House . 

Having met to review art ist 's proposals for the combined 
entry and lobby competitions and the clerk's corridor 
terrazzo proposal, the Committee recommends that the 
artist Albert Paley receive the entry/lobby commission, 
with the understanding that the artist needs to work with 
the architects to further develop and refine the design 
concept. The final design must include sandblasting the 
front doors and treating the elevator doors and must be 
within the available budget . Commissioner Healy stated 



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The conceptual proposal by Jamie Carpenter was discussed 
as well. Staff will ask the Commission to approve a 
$40,000 design development contract with the artist. 

X. 911 Emergency Dispatch Command Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that a new 911 Center will be 
built at Turk Street between Gough and Laguna Streets. 
The building will be located within a city park which is 
heavily used by area residents. $115,000 is available for 
artwork, which will be divided between an exterior wall 
site and an indoor employee lounge area. The artist 
selected for the exterior- wall will be asked to work with 
community youth to develop and implement artwork. The 
indoor area has been conceived as a two-story glass-lined 
atrium, including a water element. Depending upon 
available funding, the artwork may include designs on the 
window glazing as well as a water element. 

The project is on a fast track, therefore the artists 
must be selected by the middle of October. The Selection 
Panel will meet on October 14 and make a final decision 
on October 18. Suggestions for appropriate candidates are 
still being accepted. 

XI. Bayview Police Station 

Artists Cheryl HiJey has spent the past two years raising 
money to create artwork for the community room of the 
planned Bayview Police Station. She has received two 
grants, one from t lie Esprit Foundation and one from the 
NEA design arts program, to fund her project, for a total 
of $35,000. In addition to raising money, the artist has 
worked with the Commission's Community Arts and Education 
Program to set up a series of classes in Bayview's George 
Washington Carver Elementary School so that the children 
could be part of the design process. 

Tonia Macneil presented color xeroxes of Cheryl Riley's 
final designs, which include images created by the 
children, for the community room doors and wall panels. 

The artist will formally present her gift to the Police 
Commission on October 1 !) . 

XII. Art Commission Gallery 

Commissioners and GaLlerj Director Jason Tannen discussed 
the future of the Art Commission gallery, and t Ik- need to 
devise a plan and strategy for both the short and long 
term presence of a municipal g.i I lery in Civic Center. 
Supervisor Hallinan has requested that hearings be held 



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on the future of the gallery. Commissioner Meyer has made 
2 alternative proposals for the building and City/Site 
lots. An appropriate site for a municipal gallery may 
also become available on the 4th floor of the War 
Memorial Building. A committee will be set up composed of 
staff and commissioners to study various options. 

The informational meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. 



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14 September 1994 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FR: Eleanor Beaton 

RE: Market Street Program 

Consent Calendar Item : Motion to extend Market Street Art 
In Transit installation project with the Luggage Store at 
1000 Market Street and to add $1500 to the total honorarium 
amount. 

For Program Cycle 3 of the Market Street program, we 
commissioned the Luggage Store Gallery to present a series 
of projects, including roll down door displays and window 
displays . In the months since the commission was awarded, 
the Luggage Store has now established a window display site 
for changing artist exhibits at 1000 Market Street, through 
a relationship with the Community Housing Partnership 
(tenant at 1000 Market). The site has a strong visible 
presence on Market Street, accessible to both pedestrian and 
auto. 

As part of our guidelines for Cycle 3, we did allow for the 
possibility of extending projects or repeating performances. 
To allow for this possibility (as well as other 
unanticipated costs) we set aside a small contingency fund. 



Because the MSAITP's - and the Commission's - association 
with the window displays at 1000 Market have a benefit to 
the us, I am recommending extended support of this project 
for an additional amount of $1500 to the honorarium. 



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that they would like to combine their talents once again. 
Because of the time constraint, neither artist has been 
able to join the other to develop a collaborative 
submission during the few weeks given to them for 
proposal development. What will most likely be presented 
is a conceptual design developed by each of the artists 
separately. They would like to work together to implement 
whatever concept is approved. 

To assist you in the prioritization of the various public 
art projects proposed for various areas within the 
building, I have prepared the following budgetary break- 
down to give you some sense of what funding is already 
committed and what is available for project allocation. 

Court House Budget for Art Enrichment as of 9/12/94 



Total Maximum Amount Available: $750,000 

Funds Already Spent or Committed 

$ 4,000 - Phase I artist competition (artists' fees and 

travel expenses, jurors' honorarium) 
$50,000 - Lewis De Soto - artist design fee 
$ 200 - Guest jurors for entry, clerk's corridor and 

seal competition 
$20,000 - Ann Preston's design fee and travel allowance 

for Fourth Floor Family Court Waiting Area 
$ 7,500 - Maquette fees and travel for finalists for 

entry, clerk's corridor and seal competition 
$ 7,500 - Design fee reserved for Clerk's Corridor 

Project 
$25,000 - Design fee reserved for Entry competition, 

lobby grill work and treatment of elevator 

lobbies (does not include construction document 

produc t ion . ) 
$ 1,000 - Fee for Cost Estimator's services 
$75,000 - Art Commission administration fee 
$50,000 - Budget for Fourth Floor Family court Waiting 

Area 
$20,000 - Reserve at Judges' request for Lobby 

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$260,200 SUB-TOTAL SPENT OR COMMITTED 

$489,800 AVAILABLE ART ENRICHMENT FUNDS + ANY 
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$■45,000 - Reserve for additional cost of implementing 

artist's design for First Floor Clerk's 

Corridor (whether stone or terrazzo) 
$50,000 - Jury Assembly Room 8 glass panels includes 

design, fabrical ion, transportation, 

installation and lighting 
$ 4,000 - Estimated cost nf projector and light image for 

Jury Assembly Room 
$34,295 - Wainscoting for- Jury Assembly Room 
$86,497 - Furniture costs for Jury Assembly Room (see 

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$50,000 - Contingency (includes any architectural fees 

associated with design or implementation of art 

projects . ) 
$20,000? - Construction document and fabrication/project 

oversight fee for lobby doors, security gates, 

elevator doors (may be slightly higher) 

$200,008 available + $40,000 in architectural credits 

for lobby security grills. There may also be an 
additional credit for some of the furniture 
proposed for Jury Assembly Room (reception 
counter and high shelving). 

$240,008 Total Available (without reducing budget of any 
item or element listed above) for Combined Entry Project 
(glass treatment, 4 pairs of lobby gates, elevator 
lobbies) and improved rendering of seal. 

Additional Costs or Considerations 

1. Still to be determined: 

a. cost of mounting projector in Jury Assembly Room and 
any electrical requirements. 

b. cost of any structural supports or electrical needs 
relative to glass panels for Jury Assembly Room 

c. cost of any structural support needed for metaphorical 
limestone "fountain" for lobby of 4th Floor rotunda 

d. any special lighting needs for "fountain" element 

e. exact amount of architectural credit (if any) for some 
of elements proposed for Jury Assembly Room. 

Pending availability of funds 

2. Ann Preston's proposal for relief panels in Fourth 
Floor Family Court Corridor - $35,000 

Depending upon the budgets submitted next week for the 
combined lobby entry projects, we will know whether we 
have the funding necessary to implement all of the art 
projects contained in the Art Plan proposed by Lewis De 
Soto. This last competition is the missing piece in our 
finaii&-v.al puzzle. Once al I of the figures are in front of 
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PROGRAM GUIDELINES 

DATE: September \2, 1991 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 

PROJECT: Emergency Services Command Center 
< 9 1 1 Center) 

BUDGET: $140,000 

Background: 

San Francisco has recently reviewed its emergency response system 
with the result that an entirely new facility will be built, 
consolidating all of the city's emergency services under one roof. 

Currently, 911 and emergency dispatch are divided among three 
separate agencies in the city. Dispatch sites are cramped, airless 
and ugly. There are no amenities, no opportunity to escape the 
tension of work. Inadequate space, amenities and equipment add to 
the high level of stress, always a major problem in emergency 
services. 90% of the employees are women who often work swing 
shifts, arriving and leaving work in the dark, often having to walk 
a distance to their cars. The new center will alleviate these 
problems, providing air and natural light, staff lounges and a 
lunchroom, exercise facilities, and underground parking. 

Site: 



The 911 Emergency Command Dispatch Center will be located on the 
south side of Turk Street, between Laguna and Gough Streets. 

The Center will be surrounded on three sides by the Margaret Hayward 
Playground, consisting of tennis and basketball courts, playing 
fields, and a day care center and playground. These facilities are 
heavily used by people from the immediate neighborhood and 
throughout the city. The entire block north of the site on Turk 
Street is open park space, sloping up to Eddy Street. Surrounding 
the parks are residential structures including townhouses and 
apartment buildings, the residents of which are concerned about the 
impact of the 911 Center on their park and neighborhood. 

Program: 

Three sites have been identified as possible locations for art work: 

Exterior Wall 

The first floor of the 911 Center will contain parking for thi new 
facility. A 10 ft. high by 200 ft. long south wall, partially 
louvered to ventilate the garage, will be a dominant presence next 
to the playing field. The wall presents an opportunity for a 
permanent mural or surface design developed in collaboration between 
an artist and neighborhood youth. Working with the Art Commission, 
the selected artist will involve area residents in the design and 



execution of the wall. Community design input may involve workshops, 
meetings, and on-site events, so that the resulting wall is seen as 
an asset rather than intrusion in the neighborhood. 

Interior Corridor 

Water wall 

A central, two-story corridor has been proposed to provide a visual 
and functional break between the high-stress work areas and employee 
facilities and offices. Part of the corridor, adjacent to the 
employee entrance and lounge, will be a restful transition area for 
the employees, including the presence of water. An artist will be 
selected to design the water element and to work with other 
designers of lighting, floor and wall surfaces. 

Glazing 

The third area proposed for artwork is the glazing giving onto the 
central corridor and in entry ways. The scope of the artist's 
project will depend upon available funding. 

Budget: 

The total artwork budget is $120,000. This may be augmented with 
credits from the architectural budget as appropriate. The funding 
available for each project will be specified as the artists' 
proposals are further defined. 

Timeline: 

Application deadline: October 3 

Panel Meeting: October 18 

Art Commission approval: November 7 

Completion of 

Design Development: February 15, 1995 

Selection: Open competition limited to No. California residents. 

Selection Panel: Art Commission liaison, 3 arts professionals 
Client Representative, Project Architect 

Due to the short timeline and relatively small budget for each 
project, staff suggests a two-step process. Slides of all 
applicants will be reviewed by a curatorial committee made up of Art 
Commission staff and the outside art professionals. A short 1 : st of 
candidates will be brought to the full Selection Panel, for 
recommendation of up to three artists to receive the commissiois. 

AfTTDN REQUESTED: 

Approval of program and selection process for the 911 Center. 

Approval of three of the following as panelists for the 911 Center: 

^j u dy Moran, Joe Sam, Mildred Howard, Lydia Matthews, Terry Ow-Wing, 

Dewey Crumpler, David Izu, and Hitoshi Sasaki. 

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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: September 12, 1994 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 

PROJECT: Bayview Police Station 

Background: In 1991, artist Cheryl Riley was commissioned to design 
art work for the Bayview Police Station. She proposed works for 
both the station lobby and the community room. Because of budget 
constraints, the Art Commission was able to fund only the lobby 
project, at which point the artist offered to raise funds on her own 
for the community room. Both the Visual Art Committee and the 
Police planning officer approved Cheryl's conceptual design and her 
fund-raising efforts. 

Cheryl has received a grant from Esprit Corporation and an NEA 
design arts grant for a total of $35,000 to fund the community room 
doors and wall panels. She intends to raise an additional $10,000 to 
complete her original proposal, which calls for wall sconces, a 
speaker's podium and tables and chairs. Working with staff of the 
Community Arts and Education Program Cheryl developed a series of 
workshops at Carver Elementary School to involve children in the 
design of wall panels. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of final design of doors and wall panels for the Bayview 

Police Station Community Room. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: September 12, 1994 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 

PROJECT UPDATE. 

a mindful geography/marking place 

REMINDER: The exhibition of public art projects at the Art 

Commission Gallery will close on September 17, 1994. 

MISSION DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Installation of artwork at the Mission District Police Station and 
Juvenile Facility is scheduled for the last week of September and 
first week of October. Gary Dwyer's project, Seven Dancing Stars, is 
scheduled for installation on Monday, the 26th. JoeSam.'s birds for 
the Juvenile Facility lobby and waiting room will be installed 
during the first week of October. The building will be open for use 
following the dedication in mid-November. 

MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 

The deadline for applications for the Moscone Convention Center has 
been extended to September 30. Suggestions of potential candidates 
can still be accepted through September 21 . The Selection Panel will 
meet for the slide review on November 4 or 7. Interviews will be 
held in late November or early December. 

MUNI METRO CONSTRUCTION FENCE MURALS 

Artists: 

Johanna Poethig 

Jamie Morgan 

Rigo '94 

Together With Style 

Senay Dennis 

Precita Eyes Mural Center 

Beginning in late September or early October, groups of muralists 
will begin painting on the construction fence surrounding the 
Turnback Project at Embarcadero between Market and Folsom Streets. 
The project involves individuals from a broad cross-section of the 
San Francisco community. Artists were encouraged to bring other San 
Francisco residents into the process. As a result, among others, 
participants will include clients of Creativity Explored and youth 
from the Mission District. 



WILLIA M MEYER & COMPANY Architecture • Real Estate ♦ Construction 

725 Greenwich Street *202, San Francisco, California 94133, Tel. 415-433-8480, Fax 415-398-4660 

MEMORANDUM 

TO: Fellow Commissioners 

FROM: William Meyer 

DATE: September 15, 1994 

RE: 94.014 - 10.02 Art Commission Gallery 

Enclosed are conceptual sketches of two proposals for preserving the Art 
Commission Gallery's presence on Grove Street. 

The plan is based on the following assumptions: 

The continued presence of the gallery function in the Civic Center is 
desired not only by the Art Commission, but by the arts community and the 
general public as well. 

- Additional automobile parking in the Civic Center area is not needed since 
the existing underground garage is under utilized. 

The cost of a proposal for preserving the gallery should be approximately 
the same as the DRE's plan for a paved and fenced parking lot. 

The cost of providing seismic reinforcement and foundations in order to 
retain the entire gallery building is prohibitive. 

The proposals have the following general characteristics. In both cases, the 
building lot (#16) and the vacant lot (#21) to the west would be paved and 
landscaped to accommodate an outdoor sculpture and mural area. 

A. Streetwall plus Grand Fence: 

The streetwall ol the building would be retained and seisnically 
strengthened using sprayed-on concrete, or some other approved 
technique, on the back (south) side. 

The existing doors would remain along with the two windows. The 
remaining structure would be about 4 feet deep in order to accommodate 
closure of the south side of the wall and to protect existing <>nti\ 
door jambs. 

The remaindei ol t h<- building would be demolished 



A tall metal fence similai in scale and concept to the fence 
between the Opera House and War Memorial (see attached 
photograph) would enclose the remainder of the north property 
line and the entire length of the south property line. 

The two existing windows would serve as "storefront" display 
windows for small works of art. 

B. Grand Fence: 

The entire building would be demolished and a tall fence would be 
placed along the north and south property lines. 

With either proposal, the Art Commission Gallery presence, with some 
programatic changes, could continue to remain next to City Hall. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, October 19, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



3:00 I 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve the final design and 
to accept with gratitude the bust of George 
Moscone by Spero Anargyros donated by John 
Burton for the Civic Art Collection. 



B. Motion to approve mural design by 
Laboria Moore for the Bayview Opera House. 

C. Motion to approve mural by Precita 
Eyes for the Alemany Housing Project. 

D. Motion to approve mural design by 
Johanna Poethig in collaboration with 
artists Erika Clark-Shaw, Sofia Sigmann and 
Elizabeth Raybee and with neighborhood 
youth for the South of Market Recreation 
center . 

E. Motion to authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. on contract #2830004 for completion 
and installation of artwork at the S.F.P.D. 
Juvenile Facility. 

F. Motion to accept JoeSam. 's birds for 
the S.F.P.D. Juvenile Facility into the 
collection of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

G. Motion to approve an increase in Aye 
Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) fabrication contract 
for the conical stairs by $5,595 to pay for 
labor and materials and performance bonds. 

H. Motion to authorization Civic Art 
Collection Manager to assign temporary 
locations for works of art locaated in 
public area of City Hall during the seismic 
retro-fitting of the building. 



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I. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
for design services for work on the canopy 
design for the Muni Metro Extension 
Platforms on the Embarcadero with any one 
or two of the following artists: Robert 
Catalusci, Kent Roberts, Anita Margrill, 
Anna Valentina Murch, Michael Brown. 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
Video Electronic Signage and Delay Unit 
specially designed by artist Jim Campbell 
for the Muni Metro Platform at 19th Avenue 
for a total of $12,000. (Includes 
installation costs. ) 

K. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
specially designed binocular unit with a 
video camera for installation by Patrick 
Fitzgerald for installation of the 19th 
Avenue Muni Metro Platform for a total of 
$4,000, including all installation costs. 

I. Motion to authorize the purchase of an 
art project by Leonard Hunter entitled, 
"Jacob's Latter" for installation on the 
19th Avenue Muni Metro Platform for a total 
cost of $4,100, including all installation 
costs . 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of 
two art projects entitled, String Wind Harp 
and Aeolean Harp to be designed and 
installed by Leonard Hunter and/or Sheila 
Ghidini for a total of $5,000, including 
installation . 

K. Motion to authorize approval of 
selection panel recommendation of artist 
Chip Sullivan for SF Art Commission 
Gallery's City Site Program, pending 
resolution of budget. 

L. Motion to approve mural design by Mary 
La Jackson for community -based project in 
the Bayview District. 

M. Motion to approve mural design 
developed by children from the Washington 
Carver School in the Bayview District for a 
community-based project. 



N. Motion to authorize modification or 
termination of agreement with Contraband 
for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program to cancel the reamining two 
performances . 

3:05 II. Market Street Art in TRansit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 

recommendations for 1995 Program Cycle. 

3:15 III. New Chinatown Park 
Jill Manton 

Presentation of Lam Po Leong ' s design 
proposal for Terrazzo Medallion and request 
for approval . 

3:25 IV. Civic Center Courthouse 
Jill Manton 

Presentation and request for approval of 
revised design by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwell for First Floor Clerk's Corridor 
and request for authorization to enter into 
contract with artists. 

3:45 V. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 
Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of text and imagery 

for North Embarcadero 

4:00 VI. Civic Collection 
Debra Lehane 

A. Simon Bolivar Statue 

Request for conceptual approval for the 
relocation of statue from U.N. Plaza to an 
alternate location in the City to be 
determined. 

B. Discussion regarding Marian Simpson 
WPA mural in City Assessor's office and 
impact of seismic work to mural. 

4:20 VII. Fire Station #37 

Susan Pontious; Wang Po Shu 
Review of revised proposal for art 
component; possible action includes either 
approval or revised proposal or 
cancellation of project. 

4:40 VIII. Art Gallery 

A. Report on Artist Slide registry 

B. Report on status of building and 
visual exhibition space. 



4:55 IX Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A) Project update 

B) Review of project proposals by Keith Sonnier 
and Kathryn Gustafson; approval of design 
development contract for each artist 

C) Request for appointment of Commission 
liaison to sit on selection panel for light rail 
stations 

D) Increase Roger Berry's contract by $5,000 
for additional work by technical consultant for 
sound and video projects 

5:10 XI Staff Reports 

A. New Main Library 

B. Promenade Ribbon Project 

C. Sunnydale Pump Station 

D. New Tenderloin Recreation Center 

E. Gateway Sculpture Project 

5:25 XII Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies ivill make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will he available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




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Commissioners Present 
Anne Mealy, Chair 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Rod Freebai rn-Smi t h 



Staff Present: 

Jill Manton 
Jason Tannen 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Rich Newirth 



Consent Calendar 

(A. Mot ion to approve the final design 
and to accept with gratitude the bust of 
George Moscone by Spero Anargyros donated 
by John Hurt on for the Civic Art 
Co 1 lee t i on . ) * 

* removed for Committee discussion. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by 
Laboria Moore for the Bayview Opera House. 

C. Motion to approve mural by Precita 
Eyes for the Alemany Housing Project. 

1). Mot ion to approve mural design by 
Johanna Poethig in collaboration with 
art ists Krika Clark-Shaw, Sofia Sigmann 
and Elizabeth Raybee and with neighborhood 
youth f'u I lie South of Market Recreation 
ceil lor. 

F. Mot ion to authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. on contract #2830004 for 
complel i"ii and i ns taJ I a t ion of artwork at 
t ho S.F. P.O. Juven i I e Facilil y . 

V . Mol i on to accepl JoeSam.' s birds for 
the s . i . i ■ . 1 1 . Juvenile Facility into the 
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G. Motion to approve an increase in Aye 
Ltd.'s (Alice Aycock) fabrication contract 
for the conical stairs by $5,595 to pay 
for labor and materials and performance 
bonds . 

H. Motion to authorize the Civic Art 
Collection Manager to assign temporary 
locations for works of art locaated in 
public area of City Hall during the 
seismic retro- fi tt ing of the building. 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement for' design services for work on 
the canopy design for the Muni Metro 
Extension Platforms on the Embarcadero 
with any one or two of the following 
artists: Robert Catalusci, Kent Roberts, 
Anita Margrill, Anna Valentina Murch, 
Michael Brown. 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
Video Electronic Signage and Delay Unit 
specially designed by artist Jim Campbell 
for the Muni Metro Platform at 19th Avenue 
for a total of $12,000. (Includes 
installation costs. ) 

K. Motion to authorize the purchase of a 
specially designed binocular unit with a 
video camera by Patrcik Fitzgerald for 
installation on the 19th Avenue Muni Metro 
Platform for a total of $4,000, including 
all installation costs. 

I. Motion to authorize the purchase of 
an art. project by Leonard Hunter entitled, 
"Jacob's Latter" for installation on the 
19th Avenue Muni Metro Platform for a 
total cost of $4,100, including all 
installation costs. 

J. Motion to authorize the purchase of 
two art projects entitled, String Wind 
Harp and Aeolean Harp to be designed and 
installed by Leonard Hunter and/or Sheila 



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Ghidini for a total of $5,000, including 
installation. 

K. Motion to authorize approval of 
selection panel recommendation of artist 
Chip Sullivan for SF Art Commission 
Gallery's City Site Program, pending 
resolution of budget. 

L. Motion to approve mural design by 
Mary La Jackson for a community - based 
project in the Bayview District. 

M. Motion to approve mural design 
developed by children from the Washington 
Carver School in the Bayview District for 
a community-based project. 

N. Motion to authorize modification or 
termination of agreement with Contraband 
for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program to cancel the remaining two 
performances . 

Staff requested that item #A be removed from the consent 
calendar. The revised consent calendar was approved. 

ORDER: Motion to accept consent calendar as revised. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Freeba i rn-Smi th 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton reported that the Selection Panel meeting 
for the MSAITP was held on Friday, October 14, 1994. 
Panelists were: Arnold Kemp: Artist, Writer, and Program 
Assistant, Verba Buena Center for the Arts; Chris 
Robbins: Media Artist , Educator, and Co-Director, New 
Langton Arts; HiLda Shum: installation artist; Victor 
Mario Zaballa: Visual and Performing artist. 

The Panel's final recommendations include 5 Open Site 
projects, with 5 alternates and 6 kiosk display projects. 
Alternates for t \\r upon Site projects were identified in 
case a primary project should encounter implementation 
difficulties or in case money and time should become 
available to add an additional project. 



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Staff requested approval of the following Selection Panel 
recommendations for Program Cycle 4 of the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program, contingent upon permits and 
permissions from private property owners and City 
agencies : 



*Susan Schwart 
for the creation of 
combination map, al 
personal journal of 
submission of a del 

*Toni Hatter a 
$7900 for "El Volad 
performances of "Go 
which deals with so 
concerns, aboard th 
Market Street to pi 

*Life on the W 
$6000 for "Street I, 
will commission lit 
Gonzalez and Piri T 
word works about Ma 
collaboration with 
program, during a 1 
Market Street. 

*Pearl Ubungeti 
of up to $7985 for 
"Refugee" a dance t 
and displacement, u 
community as part o 
UN Plaza. 

*Zaccho Dance , 
creation and five p 
performance work wi 
archi tectureal and 
Street's theater bu 

* Josie Isel in 
and Kathryn Weinste 
the creation of 6 c 
kiosk display for 
film- noir images a 
violence . 

*Ku t h Mo rgan , 
camera- ready art wo r 
"In Recovery" a pho 
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zenberg, a commission of up to $8,000 

a Market Street louring Journal, a 
ternative walking tour guide and 

Market Street, contingent upon 
ailed distribution plan. 

nd Teatro Sabor, a commission of up to 
o Flies" a series of 8 lunchtime 
d and the Million Dollar Transfer", 
c i a 1 issues and multicultural 
e Mexican Bus, after it stops along 
ck up passengers. 

ater/Eco Rap, a commission of up to 
ife/Street Sounds" a project which 
erary/mus i cai artists: AK Black, Rico 
homas to create site specific, spoken 
iket Street, to be presented, in 
youth in Eco-Rap's arts education 
day event with 5 performances along 



Dancers and Musicians, a commission 
I. he creat ion and three performances of 
heater piece on issues of homelessness 
sing stories from the Tenderloin 
I the sound score, to be presented at 

a commission of up to $8J00 for- the 
erformances of a site specific aerial 
th choreography derived from the 
cultural history of one of Market 
ildings . 

in collaboration with Stephanie Cress 
m, a commission of up to $6801) for 
amera-ready artworks and a 24 poster 
HE: invest in the City" a project using 
nd familiar phrases to address 

up to $11800 tor- the creation of o 
ks and a 2-\ poster- kiosk display for 
tographic /text series celebrating 
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ait works and a 2 1 poster kiosk dispLay tor a 

with jail inmates to deconstruct media and 
ges aimed at low income neighborhoods, and 
a t i ve , posit L ve ads 

n V'itamros, up to $6800 lor the creation of 
y artworks? and a 2 1 poster kiosk display for 
n g ad image iy as a lias is lor - addressing 

kins and tarry Clark, up to $6 800 for the 
came ra- ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk 
project showing Market Street scenes. 
Nuno, up to $6800 for the creation of 6 

artworks and a 2 1 poster kiosk display for 

< > in Revoiul ion to Market", collaged computer 

sing Lntercul turaJ dialogues. 



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approval of the Id 
projects colli ingen 
permissions from p 
agencies as needed 

♦Maritza Pere 
week storefront wi 
of mass migration, 
imm i grat ion laws , 
projection, bricks 
sand . 

♦Suzanne Cock 
of up to $8078 for 
white imagery in I 
and Chu rch St reel . 

♦ Ke i f h Henries 
$7435 for the "Bin 
us i ng cos t limes , bu 
forms in processio 
extended scenes at 

♦ Ray Be I dner 
$6217 for a site g 
Hallidie Plaza t ha 
Market Street. 

♦Soon 3, a co 
performances of "P 
arch i tecture work 
which the audience 
performance . 



Mowing as alternates for open site 
I upon obtaining permits and 
rivate properly owners and City 

z, a commission of up to $5,000 for a 6 
ndow installation dealing with issues 

politico-economic blockades and 
using neon lights, rear view 
, metal and wooden boats, sound and 

re 1 J and Nina Ackerberg, a commission 

"Subtext" a projection of black and 
he Muni transit tunnel between Van Ness 

sy and K Ruby, a commission of up to 
e Family"- 2 six hour performances 
ffoonery, folk spectacle and ritual 
n along Market Street, and performing 

f) S i I OS. 

and Sarah Klein, a commission of up to 
enerated sculpture installation in 
t li 1 ili zes c I othing and stories from 

mmission of up to $8000 for 4 
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approval oi a con t i ng enc:.\ iinotini of si 15 00 tor 

implementation ol t .\ c 1 1 I I'ro.iec.ts ul the Market Street 

A r I. l ii I ran:, i I I'roij ram . 

ORDER: Motion to approve tin.- St 1 bl t 1 on I'aneJ 

recommendations for the 1995 Program Cycle as 
preseri i ed . 

MOTION: Commissioner kosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Heals 
VOTE: Unanimous 



III. Civic; Center Courthouse 

JiLl Manton reported that the architects and judges had 
reviewed Norie Sato and Bi I I Maxwel I 's rev ised design for 
the First Floor Clerk's Corridor, and were pleased with 
the resu 1 t . 

Norie Sato described the building lobby as designed by 
the architects, in particular the boat-shapes used in the 
counter' area and tenter tallies. The tables will be made 
of cherry wood with zinc trim. Table tops, counters, and 
a wide band edging the floor will be a sand-colored 
limestone. The art ists propose to create a terrazo floor 
of a single color, with met. a] zinc dividers in a wavy 
pattern (o represent waves. The art ists have proposed a 
hue of blue for the floor, however I hey have not. yet. 
reached an agreement on the color with the architects and 
judges. This will be resolved through a collaborative 
design process with the architects and will be brought 
back to Committee for review and approval. 

The Commission recommended that the wave pattern and 
color be varied so as to appear more natural. It was 
recommended that the art ists themselves install the zinc 
strips for quality control. Samples w i I I be made to work 
out the details of color and pal tern prior to 
instal I a t ion. 

OHDER: Motion to approve the conceptual proposal b\ 
Norie Sato and Willi am Maxwell for treatment of the floor 
in the First Floor ( Ink's Corridor of the Civic Center 
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MOTION : t omni i ssioner Healy 

SECOND: Commisi oner Rosekrans 
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IV. Civic Co I I oct. i on 

A. Simon Bolivar Statue 
The U.N. 50 Committee is planning to locate granite inlays 
in U.N. Plaza to commemorate the lit 15 signing of the U.N. 
charter. The Committee has requested that the Art 
Commission consider the relocation of the Simon Bolivar 
statue now located at the Hyde Street side of the Plaza, 
and lias offered to fund relocation costs. 

Debr-a Lehane reported on her research into the origins of 
the statue. The statue was donated by the Venezuelan 
government . Then-Mayor Dianne Eeinstein selected the site 
for the statue, although the ,\il Commission at the time 
was not in favor of the local Lon. The Commission's 
resolutions of acceptance do not restrict the gift in any 
way . 

The Visual Arts Committee directed Lehane to contact 
people from the original committee and get the community 
involved in the decision. Lehane reported that she was 
working with the committee to find a new location for the 
statue and was tental Lvely considering the intersection 
of San Jose and Dolores Streets. 

ORDER: Motion In consider relocation of the Simon 
Bolivar statue from its present local ion at the Hyde 
Street side of I' . N . Plaza, l.n an undef erm ined alternate 

1 oca t i on in I he City. 

MOT ION : Comm i s--- i one t Ilea I j 

SECOND: ( omm i ss i oner Unsekrans 

VtH't : I'nau i mnus 

p. . Marian S i mpsnti mil I a I 
p,.|,ia l.chnnr, Innj Irons, l'ui"au n\ \ re hi tec lure project 
manager, anil (fob Cole, t'arrj and Company, reported on the 
Impact ol seismic work mi Cit\ Hall "ii the Marian Simpson 
WTA mural in the i ' i i <■ Vssessor ' s office. I'lie wa I I behind 
I I,,, nun i I has been stressed and the mural lorn. The wall 
must be s i i ene I heneil . 

I ,,, |,, ., , i pi. i i i (I i ha i she had spoken w ith Harvey Jones, 
curat. oi ol the Dak I md Museum, to determine the 
importance "I I he mural. Marian Simpson was one of Few 



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women artists in Lhe program whose art careers starLed in 
the WPA; the Assessor's mural is believed to be her 
largest piece, because the mural is unique, Lehane 
recommends trying to save lhe mural. If the Commission 
decides the mural is o 1' enough significance to save, Lhe 
City Hall Seismic Program will repair t lie walJ from 
behind in an effort to preserve the mural. lhe pro.jecl 
will also finance research lo del ermine Inn. hcsl to 
repair the wall and lhe mural damages which are 
attributed to I In en rt lnpiake of l!IH;i. I he Committee was 
informed I ha I a I earn n| individuals will research i he 
appropriate me t hod o t repa i r i ng the wall ami mural. 
Debra Lehane' will provide a progress update to I lie 
Commit lee at lhe November meet 1 ny . 

('. Moscone liusl 
Debra Lehane presented photographs ,,l I In completed bust 
of George k. Moscone designed by Spiro Anargyros. lhe 
bust is donated I > \ John Is 1 1 r t o n to Lhe ( ' i v i c: A r I 
Collection, and nil be located at i it\ Hall, l.ehant 
asked the committee l(i approve tin- I Inal design and 
accept t he gift i u i ,, i he , u I I ect ion . 

(iRl)ER: Motion Lo approvt lhe final design and lo 
accept with g'ral i Lude I In- oust cv i George Moscone b\ Speru 
Anargyros donated b\ J. dm Hurt on lor lhe i i\ic Art 
i ' o I 1 e c I iuii, 

MOT I uN : I'omm i ss i oner He,, I ., 

SECOND: Commi ssi oner I- reeba i n.-Sm i t h 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V . I' i it: SI a I i. >u ff.lV 

Susan I'niil ioua i:\plained I h a I lln , . i i ^ i i , . , | p ro j <.- r I 
proposed In Wang I'o .,1m loi tin I' l re Slal ion had to tie 
mod i f i ed Lwict dm- i ,, arc h i I ui: t u ra I changes . I',, shu has 
made a new proposal which will eosl an additional ili.hlH), 
funds wh i el, a i e a\ a i 1 abl t in i In artist's cur ten I 

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Vo'I E. : Una 11 i mo us 

ORDER: Motion Lo ofi>r Want; I'o Shu the opportunity to 

submi.t ;1 fourth proposal [or Fire Station =37. Should the 
artisi decline the offer, the contract will be 
I e rm i nated . 

MO'I ION : ' 'oinm i ss i oner lion I \ 

SEi '' 'Nil : Coniin issioiipi I- 1 ooba i i n Sin i t h 

VOTE'.: I ,,an iinons 

VI . Art. (Jul I. tv 

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1 'I l"i ' liireotni ,1,'irom fannon reminder! commissioners that 
slides ol the 97 artists who are members ol the \rtisL 
S I i de F?pg i st r j par f i o i pa t i ng in ' >i"''i St ud i os arc on 
displaj in I ho windows r.| | ho \m Commission Callery 
■ I'll i ..<• I ho month "I nclnln r. Slides are shown every 
oven i ng from 1 : .t() In in i dn i gh I ■ I ho pro.jec t is a positive 
wnj to e oimec t with an "iilsiilo, artist -generated event . 

I' . Report on stnl.UR of bu i Id i ng and visual 

ps h i b i t i on space . 
Jason Tan nr> n ropo r I od on t he Superv i sors ' hearing on the 
gallery. I'ho Hoard has asked the Cit.j Attorney to draft 
legislation In a I I ov con t i nued s t a f I access to t ho 
building a I I . r < fi (J rove S I roe I I •■ i window installations and 
to support t tie con I i nued presence of the Gai lery in i ' i \ i c 
Cent ei . 

t'oinni i ss i one i Rosok rans arranged a mee t i ng be t we en \r I 
Comni i ss i cm member^ and stall and War Memorial Board 
President loin Horn and membei Krancesca Nait'y regarding 
t ho gallery's use "I the mM museum bookstore space. The 
members of the Hoard wore favorably disposed to the 
("ommi ss i on ' s proposal . I he l.'omm i ss ion ' s request will be 
pro son t oil le the Una rd ' s ail hoc committee on space , The 

Visual \ i i s i i, in in i t i ■ nc on raged fannen to make a visual 

present at i on I o the ad hoc comm i I tee and to request use 
,, I | he ent i n I r>0() squn i e feet . 

\ I | . S.an I' i ano i sco I n I o i na I i ona I A i tpo it 

I i mi < Perk i s , n sound artist, has been working with Roger 

H,, , , \ i (i nssoss ih" i" >• ". i 1 1 i I i i i > ■ s and requirements for 

mnl t i-med i a works in i I ;panded International Airport. 

Susan Pont i ous request pi I thai the Comm i LI ipprove an 



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increase in Roger Berry's contract to fund the continued 
work of Tim Perkts as a subcontractor on the project. 

ORDER: Motion to approve an increase of $10,000 in 
Roger Berry's Airport Master Pian contract #2830009 for 
additional consulting work by Tim Perkis. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Pontious requested appointment of a liaison to sit on the 
selection panel for the light rail stations. Rod 
Freebai rn-Smith agreed to act as liaison. 

VIII. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the cost of the stairs 
designed by Alice Aycock will consume a portion of the 
budget currently designated for the works by Lothar 
Baumgarten. She will write a letter to the artists 
informing him that budget considerations will require 
cancelling his projects. 

IX. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton reported that a meeting will soon take place 
with upper management of DPto" to discuss the Art 
Commission's dissatisfaction with the finish of the 
ribbon on the South Embarcadero and to explore whether 
any sort of "reparation damages" will be avialable so 
that the Commission can undertake to ameliorate the 
finish of the ribbon. 

XI. New Tenderloin Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported thai the three projects will be 
completed and installed by late November or early 
December . 

XII. Gateway Sculpture Project. 

Jill Manton reported that the installation of the Mark 
DiSuvero sculpture is on hold while waiting for the Port 
and Redevelopment Agency attempt t.o resolve their dispute 
over South Beach Park. 



The meeting was adjourned at (i:20 p, 
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STAFF REPORT 
FIRE STATION #37 

10/7/94 

Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Revised Proposal from Wang Po Shu for Fire 
Station #37 



; »"» I have received the attached financial report for funds 
. ','! already expended by the artist, as well as a revised 
budget for his revised concept. 

Unfortunately, it appears that rather than being able to 
use the elements he has already fabricated, he will have 
to recast the puddles to acheive the necessary friction 
coef f iciency . This would require spending an additional 
$4,500. Other additional costs would bring the figure 
to $6,800. Although sufficient funds remain in the 
contract for this work, the curatorial staff have 
concerns about investing these remaining funds in the 
^ project. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT: FIRE STATION *37 ARTWORK. 

Period from beginning of Contract- June 23,1993 -to the writinq of this 

report- October 5, 1994 



Calculation of charges on original artwork.(Appendix C on 
Contract) 



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APLibL reS5 

Labor, Materials, and other costs $ 1 0,620.00 

Insurance $ 500.00 

Plaque $ 600.00 

Contingency $ 580.00 



Total Contract $ 15,800 00 

Payment received by the artist from The Arts Commission 
Progress payment No, I (June 30, 1993) $ 5,266.66 

Expenditure already paid out by the artist to subcontractors 

1 Cincinnati Surgical Company (Tuning forks.) S 199.94 

2 Bud Schmitt (casting of bronze pudcfles. 

welding of studs and tuning forks.) $ 3,000.00 

3 Atlas Metal Spinning Co. (Copper hemispheres 

material and faoncation.) $ 1,166.86 

4 Joyce Bros. Metal Works, Inc. (Fabrication of sphere 

and setting socket with front panel and tuning fork.) $ l ,000 00 



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Remaining budget $ 15,800.00 

$ 5,366 88 

$ 10.43318 



NEW BUDGET FOR THE REVISED ARTWORK 



Comment 

Please note that the expenditure paid to the subcontractors by the artist has 
already exceeded the payment received from the Arts Commission, wnicn 
means that the artist has not been receiving any artist fee payment during 
the project, a second payment for the continuation of the project is 
therefore requested by the artist. 

Given the remaining budget minus the artist fee, the new budget for 
fabrication, materials, and installation of the revised design of the artwork. 
is $1 0,433. 18-$3,500.00= $6,933. 18 

After researching into the possibility of modifying the existing puddles- 
adding the new designs and the friction coefficent pattern neccessa ry, it 
is estimated to be more cost effective to recast the Puddles. In this 
way,all the new elements needed, will be incorporated into the mould 
maKing stage This will guarantee the aesthetic integrity of the 
artwork and to keep the cost within me remaining budget. 



New Budget 

Materials and fabrication of the redesigned artwork components. 

installation and other costs $ 4,500.00 

Insurance 5 500 00 

Plaaue 

(projected to have maximum information, includes diagrams.) $ 1,200.00 

A special postcard printed with a black and white image of, ana 

Geomantic information about, the artwork $ 200 00 

Contingency * 400.00 



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SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1926 
MEETING . SEPTEMBER ?"M994 



SEPTEMBER 



Date: 
Time: 



Place: 



Tuesday, September 27, 1994 
7:00 PM Refreshments 
7:30 PM Business Meeting 

Potrero Hill Library, I616-20th St. 
Btw. Connecticut & Arka s Sts 
AGENDA: Ballot Measures 

Be Knowledgeable: your members are taking their 
time to study both sides of an issue, so that they 
may present it to you at the meeting. Come and be 
informed. There will be three minutes for the 
presentation of each side and four minutes for 
questions from the audience. Unfortunately , there 
will not be time for all measures. The executive 
board has selected the following: 

a,b,C,D are all bond issues; so they will be 
presented as a unit by Richard Reynolds. (San 
Bruno Jail, Main Library/Asian Art Museum, City 
Hall Improvements, Sewer Revenue.) 
G Building inspection commission presented by 
experts. 

/. Rent Control by Ellen Kernaghan, 
L Election task force (districts) by Babette Drefke 
0. Downtown Transit Assessment by Jean Neblitt. 
P. Ferry Building & Pier 52 by Dick Millet. 
Q,R. Neighborhood Crime Prevention, Youth Com- 
mission by Mickle Ostler. 

Meet the candidates at the Coalition for S.F. 
Neighborhoods meeting Tuesday, October 18, 1994, 
7:00 PM at 900 Seventh Street off Townsend. 
Beautiful buMng, ample parkjrjfl - Potrero 



Booster 



chants . 



ciation 

Come 



i evening. 

old friends and make new ones from the other' 
neighborhoods. October 18. See you there? 

FIRE STATION #37, Wisconsin St. 

On August 15th there was a public meeting of 

S.F. Art Commission Design Committee to reviev 

revised design proposals for seismic upgrade anc 

improvements, not restoration, of our Wisconsin 

Street Firehouse . This is a "Landmark" building. 

he intent is to take $400,000 and 1,600 sq.ft. out 

the previous design. Also to preserve, not 

Jrestore, the existing facade. That means repair & 

'remodel the existing building and add a 25' x25' 3- 

story structure to the rear of a vacant lot next 

door, creating a parking lot behind a wood fence for 

kthe firemen, ugly! The art budget is a plaque in the 

JLdicap ramp, ouchl This ART MONEY would be 

'better spent on restoration items, light fixtures etc. 

This new design has not yet, been presented to the 

Potrero Hill community by the City Architect. It 

needs our help. 



PREFERENTIJ" PARKING 



Preferential Parking is still In the organizing and 
discussing stage. More people are beginning to 
realize things are happening. The turn-out for the 
last meeting p*"*ed the house. So, the next 
meeting, Octc . 13, might be at the Carr 
Auditorium, where facilities are more suitable for 
a large meeting. Check the notices for October 13. 

There was general opposition to placing meters on 
the streets. One place they might be approved is 
behind the hospital on 22nd and on Vermont Streets. 
Neighbors felt that meters on their streets would 
defeat any benefits of Preferential Parking. 
Holding up the whole process, is really the garage 
dragging its tail. To avoid a catastrophe the garage 
should open the same time Preferential Parking 
goes into effect. 

Vermont Street, behind the hospital, should be open 
for two way traffic and eliminate some congestion at 
Potrero & 23rd Sts. The hospital parking should 
move into the Garage. Next meeting, October 13, 
1994, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 



BANK RELOCATED 

The BANK OF AMERICA at Alameda & Rhode Island, 
is moving to FASHION SQUARE by the end of the 
year. They've sold the building to Cresco, a 
restaurant supply and equipment company. That's 
further away from Potrero Hill. Our hopes have 
.always been that a bank would move up or at least 
jr to the hill to serve the community better. 

JITY PLANNING ISSUES 

'Case No. 94.196C CONDITIONAL USE: 1099 
Mississippi St/25th St.: 10 Unit residential 
development, 28 ft. high on a 100 x 100 ft. lot 
with 12 parking spaces. The lot is zoned M-i, 
industrial, but there Is a request for rezoning to 
Residential on that and other properties in the area. 
This is the owner's 3rd development proposal for 

k the property; they are Improving. Ten units, 
1 8 feet high is about right, but the design, by Hawk 
_. Lee, an engineer, leaves much to be desired. The 
jeslgn needs an architect. The owner, engineer, the 

'owner's consultants (realtors) have been meeting 
with the Planning Dept. to determine the 
'conditions of this use" on the property. Local 
neighborhood meetings are to follow. Planning 
Dept.: Lou Andraoe 5586323. 



J. Official Newspapers explained by Frank 



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SAN FRANCISCO AM C u M M 1 S S i O N 



VISUAL AIM'S COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, November 16, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

MINUTES 

ailed to order at 3:25 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Am Couiction 

Civic Diiicn Rrvuw 

Community Ami 

&EIUCMION 

CUITUMI tquif GRANTS 

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funic Akt 

Staff present: 
•""SS Joanne Chow Winship, Director 
4is.2S3.isii Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Jason Tannen 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 



I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept Companion Place, a 
Complement to the Comfort Garden, by Peter 
Richards, into the Civic Art Collection of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 



Commissioners present: 
Anne Healy, President 
Rod Freebai rn-Smi th 



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B. Motion to approve a contract in an 
amount not to exceed $27,600, with artist 
Jody Pinto to collaborate with the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau and Water Department in 
developing a master plan, program and art 
concept for the Millbrae Water Facility. 



C. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Gary Dwyer for completion of work on contract 
#2820023, to provide a work of art for the 
Mission District Police Station, contingent 
upon re-installation of artwork. 

D. Motion to authorize transfer of 
sponsorship and maintenance of "Food for 
Thought: An Urban Apple Orchard" from artist 
Susan Iieibovitz Steinman to the Hayes Valley 
Neighborhood Association, contingent upon a 
memorandum of understanding approved by the 
City Attorney. 



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San Francisco 



E. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Horse Hill, hand 
tinted photograph by Sally Wetherby for $500; 
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Xavier Viramontes for $250; Potrero Hill, an 
oil on canvas by Kenneth Kewley tor $1500, 
tied Trucks, Silo, an oil on canvas by Car la 
Markwart for $700. 

F. Mot. ion to authorize a reduction in Wang 
Po Shu's contract tor Fire Station #2 by 
$6,, 933. 18, and return the balance to the 
Bureau of Architecture. 

G. Motion to extend Genevieve Uaird's 
contract to December, 1996, for the Market 
Street monuments, and to increase her 
contract by $20,000. 

H. Motion to extend Tracy Power's contract 
to December, 1995, and to increase her 
contract by $17,000 for treatment of the 
statue of Juan Hidalgo in Mission Dolores 
Park. 

1. Motion to extend Dale Kronkrighf's 
contract to December 1995 and to increase his 
contract by $30,000 for treatment of the 
statues by Bufano in Valencia Gardens. 

J. Motion to approve mural design for 
Hospitality House sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center, subject to staff approval. 

Staff requested that Item .1 be revised to add the phrase 
"subject to staff approval". The consent calendar was 
approved as revised. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Passed 



TI. Art Commission Gallery 

A. Ungoing Exhibitions 
Gallery Director Jason Tannen reported that John Ammiratti 
has installed large-scale shadow figures on paper in the 
windows of the Art Commission Gallery. They will be in place 
through December- 10, and will be spot-lit during the evening 
hours. The large-scale drawings of people's shadows were 
generated as part of the artist's Market Street Art in 
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I! - Future of t ho Ga I Lery 
rannen reported that the War Memorial Ad Hoc Facilities 
Committee has decided to loan t lie former bookstore space to 
the U.N. 50 Committee unt 1 I June and will not consider other 
tenants until then. There are other contenders for use of 
the space, including the Office of Public Assistance, which 
provides information and aid to members of the public. 
Commissioners noted the need to work actively to support the 
Commission's bid for the space. 

The Commission's ad hoc commit tee on the gallery was 
scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 22nd. 



III. San Francisco International Airport 

A. International Terminal 
Susan Pontious introduced Vito Acconci, who presented his 
proposal for art work at the new International Terminal. 
Acconci, at the urging of the architect, had focused on the 
light-raiJ stations within the terminal. He proposes a 
flexible system formed by pivoting the floor/ceiling to 
become a wall penetrating both above and below the floor 
level. Translucent glass would replace the standard floor 
surface, providing light and visibility between floors. 
Portions of the walls can t lien be pivoted to form wind 
barriers, benches, display areas, lighting systems and 
signage. Visibility between floors and wind protection, as 
well as the furnishings and signage had all been identified 
as programmatic needs by the architects. 

Acconci views his proposal as a flexible armature for 
seating, display, lighting and graphics which can be applied 
throughout the airport, having a number of possible 
applications. The Committee was supportive of that idea. 

The proposal was reviewed by the project architects, who 
responded favorably to the ideas presented, however, design 
changes in the light rail slat ions have called into question 
elements of the ait ist 's design. I he ideas will necessarily 
be refined as the design process continues and the needs and 
uses of the space are clarified. 

Motion to approve conceptual proposal by Vito Acconci for an 
armature based on a pivoted floor/ceiling with translucent 
floor, including a graphics system, Lighting system, display 
areas and seating, with the specification that, the artist 
consider the canopy as part of the design, for the new 



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International Terminal of the San Francisco International 
Airport . 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smi th 

VOTE: Passed 

B. Concourse A 
Due to programmatic changes, the project architects, 
Gherson, Overstreet, have designed a new rotunda sP ace tor 
the sterile corridor which has opened up new possibilities 
for art work. Ann Preston presented her proposal for a new 
dome configuration and described the ongoing process ol 
developing a workable integration of other elements such as 
more domes, arches, curved glass walls, and wall fixtures to 
create a unified design. 

Ann also presented a design for tiling on the floor of the 
rotunda and for reliefs on walls. At the urging of the 
architect, she has designed columns for a new gate room. The 
gate room will be a three-story, 300'long, stepped space, 
with ten columns flanking the central stairs, ranging in 
height from 15' to 40'. The architects are willing to 
support two-thirds of the cost of the columns from their 
budget . 

The budget for these projects has not yet been set. Except 
for the rotunda dome, they comprise a menu of approaches to 
be implemented as design considerations and funding allow. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th stated that the art should grow 
out of a subconscious necessity, rather than a need to 
decorate. The total space design should have an underlying 
language of form, a rythmic order. To that end, in future 
the Committee needs to view the art in the context of the 
entire spacial design. 

Motion to approve conceptual proposal by Anne Preston for 
translucent domes, floor and wall tiling motifs and columns 
for Concourse A at the San Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Free ba i rn-Smi th 

VOTE: Passed 

Ann Preston apprised the Commissioners of revisions to her 
designs for the new Courthouse. The panels with trees have 
been re-located so that arches will frame the trees. 



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IV. Ocean Beach Information Project 

Ueanor Beaton introduced guidelines and a selection process 
lor public art at the new Muni Terminal near Ocean Beach at 
Cabrillo and La Playa. Muni had planned a kiosk 
incorporating archival photographs for the site, however the 
Civic Design Committee suggested that Muni bring an artist 
on board to design a sculptural feature including the 
photographs. Muni accepted this suggestion and has allocated 
$46,000 for design, fabrication and installation of a work 
of art. 

The Committee proposed that the scope of work be expanded so 
that the art would be integrated into the urban design of 
the entire area. 

The Committee requested that Beaton discuss the revised 
charge with Muni and prepare an appropriate motion for 
consideration under committee reports at the full Commission 
meeting . 

V. Public Request 

Morton Beebe, consultant to the World Centre of San 
Francisco, requested approval of the Art Commission to 
install a prototype of the "United Nations Umbrella" 
in Justin Herman Plaza from now through June, 1995, to 
coincide with the U.N. 50 celebration. 

The inverted umbrella, designed by Bodo Rasch of Stuttgart, 
Germany, is 40' high by 38' wide when fully extended. It is 
a kinetic piece, which can be raised and lowered by viewer 
activation . 

The World Centre has received approvals from all other 
agencies with jurisdiction over the area, and only requires 
Commission approval to proceed. Commissioner Healy stated 
that the Committee had no jurisdiction over the umbrella 
because the Commission would not defined it as a work of art 
and it is temporary, therefore permission is not required. 
The Committee directed staff to write a letter to those 
concerned stating the Commission's position. 

VI. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Panel for the 911 
Center had met and unanimously recommended Cheryl Riley to 
receive the commission for artwork on the exterior of the 
building. Cheryl will develop a project with community 



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input, so that the building is more fully integrated i nto 
the neighborhood. Macneil requested approval o 1 the Panel - 
recommendation . 

Motion to approve Selection Panel recommendation of Cheryl 
Riley to design and implement a work of art for the exterior 
of the 911 Emergency Services Command Center, and 
authorization to enter into a contract in an amount not to 
exceed $15,000 for community involvement, design and 
production of working drawings. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smi th 

VOTE: Passed 

The Panel was unable to reach agreement on a single artist 
to receive the commission for the interior water project. 
The artists of most interest to the Panel had no experience 
working with water, and panelists felt that a decision could 
not be made on a project of such complexity without further 
information. Instead, it recommended Lhat the selection 
process be revised and three artists be given the 
opportunity to make proposals for the site. To insure that 
the artists' proposals are technically and financially 
feasible, staff proposed to engage the services of a 
consultant to the selection panel who could work with the 
artists and advise the selection panel during the proposal 
phase. The following motions were made: 

Motion to approve a revised selection process to allow three 
artists to develop proposals for the interior project at the 
911 Center, and authorization to pay a proposal honorarium 
of $500 each for the work. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Passed 

Authorization to pay an honorarium of up to $500 to Clifford 
Lowe, landscape architect, Lo consult, with the finalists in 
development of proposals for the 911 Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi Lh 
SECOND: Commissioner Ileal) 
VOTE: Passed 



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Authorization to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 1/2 day to 
Judy Moran, Joe Sam and David Kuraoka for service on the 
selection panel for the 911 Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th 
SECOND: Commissioner Healv 
VOTE: Passed 

VII. San Francisco International Airport 
Concourse G 

Tonia Macneil reported that Kathryn Gustafson had revised 
her proposal for the sterile corridor, reducing the height 
of the solid glass walls to 10 feet and adding fluorescent 
lighting aimed at the walls to wash them with color. No 
funding is allocated for the shadow effect at this point. 
With these changes, the proposal may be feasible, therefore 
staff agreed to allow a new cost estimate by the architect's 
estimators. Commissioner Healy questioned whether the idea 
as revised is still viable. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, November 16, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

otice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept Companion Place, a 
Complement to the Comfort Garden, by Peter 
Richards, into the Civic Art Collection of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 



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B. Motion to approve a contract in an 
amount not to exceed $27,600, with artist 
Jody Pinto to collaborate with the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau and Water 
Department in developing a master plan, 
program and art concept for the Millbrae 
Water Fac il ity . 

C . Motion to authorize final payment to 
Gary Dwyer for completion of work on 
contract #2820023, to provide a work of art. 
for the Mission District Police Station, 
contingent upon re- instal lat ion of 
artwork . 

D. Motion Lo authorize transfer of 
sponsorship and maintenance of "Food for 
Thought: An Urban Apple Orchard" from 
artist Susan Leibovitz Steinman to the 
Flayes Valley Neighborhood Association, 
contingent, upon a memorandum of 
understanding approved by the City 

At torney . 

E. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Horse Hill, hand 
tinted photograph by Sally Wetherby for 
$500; Forgotten Treasures, a color etching 
by Xavier Viramnotes for $250; Potrero 



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H1 U, an oil on c.nv« by ^th jewley 

F . Motion to authorize a reduction^ ^ 
Wang Po Shu's contract for * to 
by $6,, 933. 18, and return tne 

the Bureau of Architecture. 

a r»npvieve Baird's 

G . Motion to extend <^ V1 * or the Marke t 
contract to December, 1996, to ^ 
Street monuments, and to increa 
contract by $20,000. 




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Dolores Park. 



i Motion to extend Dale Kronkright's 
contract To December 1995 and to increase 
contracu treatment of 

his contract b> $30 000 Gardens 

the statues by Burano iu 



r^ ^ Jtf j Motion to approve mural design for 
T J 7 Hospitality House sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 



Art Commission Gallery 

A Tonv Delucchi 

Request by Department of Real Estate to use 

gallery for storage. 

B. Jason Tannen 
Gallery Report 



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911 Center 
Tonia Macneil 

A Request for approval of Selection Panel 
recommendation of Cheryl Riley to design 
and implement a work of art for the 
exterior of the 911 Emergency Services 
Command Center, and authorization to enter 
into a contract in an amount not to exceed 
$15,000 for community involvement, design 
and'production of working drawings. 

B. Request, for approval of revised 
selection process to allow three artists to 
develop proposals for the interior project 
at the 911 Center, and authorization to pay 



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a proposal honorarium of $500 each for the 
work . 

C. Authorization to pay an honorarium of up 
to $500 to Clifford Lowe, landscape 
architect, to consult with the finalists in 
development of proposals for the 911 

Center . 



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D. Authorization to pay an honorarium of 
$50.00 per 1/2 day to Judy Moran, Joe Sam 
and David Kuraoka for service on the 
selection panel for the 911 Center. 

Ai rport 

Susan Pontious 

Review of proposals by Vito Acconci, Su- 

chen Hung, Ann Preston, Ik Joong Kang , 

Keith Sonnier, Kathryn Gustafson. 

Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Presentation and request for approval of 
final design by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwell for First Floor Clerk's Corridor. 



4:10 VI 



Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 
Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Request for approval of text and imagery 

for North Embarcudero . 



4:25 VII. New Chinatown Park 
Jill Manton 

Presentation of I, am Po Leong ' s final design 
proposal for Terrazzo Medallion and request 
for approva 1 . 



4:40 VIII 



4:50 IX. 



New Project: Ocean Beach Information 
Structure 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of guidelines and 
selection process, and approval of a pool 
of individuals as possible selection ^^ 



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Sheri f 1 " s Fac i 1 i t.y 

Susan Pont i mis 

Project report and request for approval 

artwork . 



5:00 X. New Business 

Request for approval of temporary "United 
Nations Umbrella" project at Justin Herman 
Plaza sponsored by the World Centre. 

5:10 XI . Staff Reports 

A. New Main Library 

B. Moscone 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Promenade Ribbon 
R. Gateway Project 

F. Sunnydale Pump Station 

5:15 XII. Adjournment 



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J, K, I,, M, and N Trains-stopping ai Van Ness and Market, 

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DATE: November 9, 199-1 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tom a Macneil^ 

RE: Mill brae Water Facility Public Art Project 

Artwork budget: $155,000 

The Millbrae Water Facility public art project lias been revived 
after a year's hiatus due to internal Water Department reassessment 
of the project goals. 

In November of 1993, the Art Commission approved the selection of 

Jody Pinto as artist on the project , and awarded a conceptual design 

contract of $16,000. No work has been done on the project since that 
time . 

Now that the project has been revived, the Water Department and UEB 
have requested that Jody ' s scope of work be expanded to include 
collaboration with the project architect in developing a 20-year 
Master Plan and Program, in addition to the original task of 
providing a conceptual proposal t'oi art work, the UEB has agreed to 
pay a portion of the new contract costs out ol their design budget . 

The Master Plan, Program and Art concept will include: 

-Plan and program for outdooi areas: circulation, parking, 

1 andscapi ng , pathways, seating, gathering, amenities. 
-Use of underground spring and drainage as a 

potential source of running water. 
-Building architectural style, the "look" oi the campus. 
-Use of archeo log ical and historical elements in current and 

future phases. 
-A phased art concept , to !>>■ implemented as the site is bu i 1 t 

out . 

For this scope, I am requesting approval of a conlracl in the amount 
of $27,600, which includes a total lee ol $18,000 and $9,600 in 
travel expenses and per-diem for up to three visits lor coordinal on 
and presentations, (unencumbered expenses will be rolled over to Lhe 
next contract). The UEB will paj $10,700 of the contract amount, and 
the art budget will be charged foi $16,900, about 11% of the entire 
$155,000 artwork budget . 

ACTION REQUESTED: Motion to approve i contract in an amount not to 

exceed $27,600, with artist Jod.\ Pinto to colla ate will, the 

Utilities Engineering Bureau and Water Department in developing a 

master plan, program and ..ii concept lor I la- Millbrae Water 
lac i I i t y . 






DATE: November 9, 1994 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneill^ 

RE: Mission District Police Station 
Artwork budget: $25,000 

Gary Dwyer has completed work on Seven Dancing Stones at the Mission 
District Police Station main lobby, except for the reinstallation of 
H framed works which inadvertently were incorrectly installed. 
They will be re-installed during the week following Thanksgiving at 
the artist's expense. 

The project consists of seven GFRC rocks lit individually from 
above, arranged in the configuration of the constellation of the 
Pleiedes, and 14 framed stories recorded in the Mission District 
community. It commemorates the Ohlone protection legend in which 
protection from earthqukes is acquired by arranging boulders in the 
form of the Pleiedes. The community stories, ranging from fantasies 
about the stars to memories of special protectors, were gathered 
randomly by an artist who told the Ohlone myth and then asked for a 
story in return. 

Located just inside the main lobby entrance and across from the 
community room doors, Seven Dancing Stones can act as seating and as 
a way to engage the many groups and individuals who will use the 
f acil ity . 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Motion to approve final payment to Gary Dwyer for completion of w< rk 
on contract #282002:1, pending reinstallation of the framed stories. 



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The Visual Arts Committee 

Eleanor Beaton 

Market Street Art in Transit 



Susan Leibovitz Steinman's temporary Urban Apple Orchard at 
Market Street and Octavia, under the freeway overpass, was 
scheduled to be dismantled at the end of the month, with the 
apple trees to be replanted at locations in the 
neighborhood . 

Over the six month period the project has been in place, the 
apple orchard has become beloved by community members and 
passers-by, so much so that one of the neighborhood 
associations has asked to extend the installation. 
Caltrans, which issues a permit to the Art Commission 
allowing this project to be placed on their property, has 
agreed to extend the permit for another six months. 

The artist, however, no longer has resources in either time 
or money to continue the installation. Because of this, the 
neighborhood has been rallying to 1 (establish a group to 
provide maintenance and 2 (obtain funding to pay SLUG (which 
currently maintains the garden as subcontractor to the 
artist!) to continue to maintain the trees. 

I have discussed the possibility of transferring 
responsibility for the apple orchard from the artist to the 
neighborhood association. She advises that this can be 
accomplished fairly simply, by establishing a memorandum of 
understanding between the Art Commission and the 
neighborhood association. 



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DATE: November 9, 199-1 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macnei I ^\ 

RE: y 1 1 Emergency Services Command Center 
Artwork budget: $155,000 

In September of 1994, the Art Commission approved the selection 
process for the 911 Center art enrichment projects. 

The Selection Panel included Judy Moran, Joe Sam, David Kuroaka 
Genny Lim and Ralph Jacobsen, with advisors Gary Hoy and Chris 
Bigelow from the Bureau of Architecture, Keith Hazel from the Ella 
Hill Hutch Community Center, and John Frielander, an area resident. 

The Panel voted to recommend that Cheryl Riley be commissioned to 
develop a community-based project for an exterior wall of the new 
Center which faces on the Hayward Playground at Golden Gate between 
Gough and Laguna Streets. 

Cheryl is familiar to the committee as she was previously 
commissioned by the Art Commission in February of 1992 to implement 
her proposal for artwork for the Bayview Police Station main lobby. 
On her won initiative, she has also raised $25,000 to design and 
create additional artwork for the station community room. However, 
the Bayview Station Project is on indefinite hold due to contract mil; 
problems, and may in fact never be built. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendat ion of Cheryl Riley to design 
and implement a work of art for the exterior of the 911 Emergency 
Services Command ('enter, and author izal ion to outer into a contract 
in an amount not to exceed $15,000 tor community involvement, design 
and production of working drawings. 

The Panel was unable to reach agreement on a smule art ist tor th< 
second site, an interior-, two-story space including ;i water feature. 
The Panel felt that given t ho scope of the project , t ho requirements 
for incorporating water, and the leveJ of experience of the 
finalists, the decision should be based en conceptuaJ proposals, 
•ather than entirely on previous work, rherefore thej requested that 
three artists develop proposals, with attention paid especially ti 
the feasibility of their proposals 1 1 ■ terms oi budget and technicaJ 
constraints . 



e three finalists recommended by the Selection Panel are Carl 
rowell, Clifford Rainey and Hitoshi Sasaki. 

n order to facilitate the artists in making technical and budgetary 
isions in an unfamiliar arena, 1 propose engaging a professional 
designer to act as consultant during the proposal phase. The 
designer will meet with the artists and project architect to review 
the project scope, meet individually with each artist for up to two 
hours as needed, and advise the Selection Panel during proposal 
review. After speaking to several designers with experience working 
with water, I ask the Commission approve the services of Cliff Lowe, 
ASLA, for a fee of $60.00 per hour for an amount not to exceed 
$500.00 for the work described above. 

Slides of the finalists background material on the proposed 
consultant will be presented upon request. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Authorization to pay an honorarium of $500 each to Carl Powell, 

Hitoshi Sasaki and Clifford Rainey to produce proposals for artwork 

including a water feature for the 911 Center. 

Authorization to pay a fee of up to $500 at the rate of $60.00 per 

hour, to Clifford Lowe, landscape architect, to consult with and 

provide technical assistance to three finalists in development of 
proposals for the 911 Center. 

Finally, a "housekeeping" item: 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Authorization to pay an honorarium of $50.00 per 1/2 day to Judy 

Moran, Joe Sam and David Kuraoka for service on the selection panel 

for the 911 Center. 



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9 November 1994 



T0: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 

Committee 
FR ; Eleanor Beaton 

PROJECT: Ocean Beach Information Structure 

Budget: $55,000 

Action: Request for approval of guidelines and selection 

process, and approval of pool of potential panelists. 

Background : 

MUNI will be constructing a new Ocean Beach bus terminal at 
the corner of LaPlaya and Cabrillo on a site that is now an 
empty lot, replacing the current terminal at LaPlaya and 
Balboa, which Muni has used for over 70 years. At one 
point, municipal streetcars came to the terminal to serve 
Playland- at- the- Beach Amusement Park, and the Sutro 
Baths. In the past few years, condominium developments have 
changed the face of this neighborhood. A Safeway and small 
shopping area are situated on LaPlaya across from the Muni 
terminal . 

The new terminal will consist of four boarding islands and a 
landscaped area. Operator restrooms and a transit shelter 
will be located in this area. 

Additional funds became available to enable Muni Capital 
Projects to invite an art element to be placed in the 
landscaped space. 

Project : 

An artist or artist team will be selected to design, 
fabricate and install a free standing sculpture (or 
information structure) which incorporates historic 
photographs from Muni archives. 

Artists are encouraged to respond to the history of the 
site, which was formerly Payland. The design might 
integrate a landscaping element., if low-maintenance. 

Design Criteria: 

-artistic excellence 

-graffiti and vandal resistant, weatherproof and 

durable 

-appropriateness to the surroundings of the beachfront 

neighborhood as well as the Muni terminal and restroom 

structures 

-maintenance- free 

-incorporation of historic Muni photographs 



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Ms. Joanne Chow Windship, Director 
Ms. Ann Healy, Chair 
San Francisco Arts Commission 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 250 
San Francisco, CA 

Dear Ms. Chow-Windship and Ms Healy, 

This letter is to request an hearing to be placed on the Agenda of the meeting of 
the San Francisco Arts Commission on November 7th, 1994 to discuss temporary 
installation of an art piece known as the prototype of the United Nations Umbrella 
Srrifinry on the Justin Hermann Plaza. On October 20th, 1994, the San Francisco Parks 

and Recreation Department gave approval for the art piece to be displayed on the 
octagon-shaped seating area in the plaza This project is endorsed by Parks and 
Recreation Commissioner Jack Immendorf, William Turnbull, architect aid 
designer of the Justin Hermann Plaza, and Herb Lembcke and Russ Cambe'!. 
Embarcadero Center Management; in addition to Mayor Frank Jordan and 
Nwl ;. Rwicu. p/1.0 Supervisors Willie Kennedy and Bill Maher 

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R/iWAi Gray, Ph.D The installation was designed by SL, Stuttgart, Germany for (he World Cen re 

Plaza and liad been unveiled at the Yerba Buena Gardens from October 6 tl lough 
the 12th as a highlight of the World Centre's Inaugural Event Installation and 

/dm t'miJ R11//1 5i7wr restoration of that site was safely and quickly provided by Mr Reid Settlemeir, 

Bigge Crane & Rigging Co Engineering was provided by Mr John Rutigliano of 
the Bentley Company. Permits have already been acquired for this installation 
from the Public Works Department and the Fire Department Drawings and 
installation requirements are being provided to you 



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Recreation and Park Commission 
Phil Arnold 
Deborah Learner 
October 20, 1994 
Commission Calendar Item 



Recreation and Park Department 




Agenda Item Wording : 

Justin Herman Plaza - Consideration of approval to Install "United Nations 
Umbrella" sculpture on a temporary basis from October 1994 to June 1995. 

Background/Descr I pt I on : 

The World Centre Is proposing to Install the "United Nations Umbrella" sculpture 
on a temporary basis from October 1994 to June 1995. The 40-foot tall umbrella 
Is a prototype of a larger model that the group may request be Installed at a 
later date In the Embarcadero Park area. The project sponsor wishes to Install 
the umbrella on an existing concrete stepped "grandstand" which will elevate the 
umbrella four feet. 

The request for the temporary Installation of this art piece raised several 
concerns on the part of department staff. These concerns are as follows: 

1) Impact the proposed Installation will have on other events that are 
scheduled on the Plaza. Several other major events are scheduled for Justin 
Herman Plaza during this period of time including the Ice rink, beach 
volleyball and the Black and White Ball. The property management staff of 
the Embarcadero Center has given a preliminary Indication that the proposed 
art Installation does not conflict with events that they have planned (Ice 
rink and volleybal 1). 

2) Permit fees. Insurance and performance bond. The project sponsors have 
stated that Insurance protecting the City has been obtained. Permit fees 
would depend on whether the proposed Installation Is co-sponsored by the Art 
Commission. (A private Installation of an art work would require a fee 
under current Commission policy.) 

3) Utility requirements. An electric line will either need to be run overhead 
from the stage or at grade or underground for the umbrella to function. 

4) Restoration of the area after the Installation has concluded. A restoration 
plan has not been submitted. 



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FAX: (415)668-3330 
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Security, vandalism (skateboard abuse). Project sponsors have stated that 
they would be responsible for any repairs due to vandalism and that security 
would not be a problem because of the proposed location. 

6) Removal. The Recreation and Park Department must receive the right to have 
the sculpture removed If It becomes a problem due to vandalism or becomes a 
hazzard to other scheduled events at Justin Herman Plaza. 

1) Art Commission Approval. The proposed sculpture must also be reviewed and 
approved by the Art Commission before It Is Installed. The next meeting of 
the Art Commission 1s November 7. 

All of these outstanding Issues must still be resolved with the project sponsor 
before approval can be granted. 

Source of Funds and Cost Estimate : 

The cost of the Installation Is to be underwritten by the World Centre 
organization. Their representative Is Mr. Morton Beebe. Costs for permit fees, 
If necessary, and performance bond have not been determined at this time. 

Recommendation : 

Approval should be conditioned on successful resolution of the above-mentioned 
Issues. Staff could be authorized to administratively approve the site location 
once the specified conditions are satisfied. However, the Art Commission also 
must approve the sculpture and the location. 

People to Contact : 

M1d Embarcardero citizen's groups 



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Enclosure 

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Mike Mori In 
Jim Lucey 
Linda Woo 



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PROGRAMS 

Civil Am Couiuiijn 

Disign Riviiw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cuiturai Equity Grants 

Gauiry 

POPS Symphony Concirts 

Pubiic Art 



Striii Artists L icinses 

Suite 70 

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VISUM, AIM'S COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, December 21, 1994 

:>:()() P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 

an information card and giving it to the Committee 

Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS Ob RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 

TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 1. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Mot. ion to approve mural project by Susan 
Cervantes and Juana Alicia of Precita Eyes 
for the Cesar Chavez school. 



B. Mot ion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Getting the basics 
fur $3,01)0 and Developing a Winner lor 
$3,000, both by brenda Joysmith. 

C. Mot ion to authoi'ize start-up payment 
in the amount of $5,000 t <j Jim Campbell 
from funds previously approved and 

reserved, 1'or the purchase of a site- 

spec i f ic video arl installation for the 
Muni 1 l J t h Avenue M Line plat form. 

. Moi ion to approve final text and 
imagery Tor the North Einbarcadero Historic 

and Interpret ive Signage Project. 

E. Mol ion lo authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. ['ending final staff inspect ion of 

the installed artwork, lor acceptance of 
si ii I pt u in I artwork at the fenderl oin 

eh i I di <-n ' s Rec rea t i on Cent e r . 

F. Motion to authorize final payment to 

.Johanna Poethig, pending final staff 

i nspei t i on of the installed artworkj for 
acceptance o I tile a rtwork at t he 
Tender 1 o i n Ch i 1 dren ' s Rec rea f i on Center. 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



(;, Motion to authorize final payment to 
Martha Heavens ton , pending final staff 
inspect ion of the installed artwork, fo] 
acceptance of two sculptural benches at the 
Tenderloin Children's Recreation Center. 

H. Motion to authorize full payment to 
Fiberstars for all South Kmbarcadero 
relate,! work pending final staff inspection 
of fiber opt ic and glass block installation 
on the South Kmbarcadero Promenade Ribbon 
sou Iptu re . 

I. Motion to authorize the allocation of 
start-up funds to Albert Paley for his 
('i\io Center- Courthouse front door, lobby 
security gates, and elevator door project 
in the amount of $5,000 out of the total 
amount reserved for the project. 

.! . Mot ion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840010 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by Keith 
Sonnier for Concourse G, San Francisco 
International Airport. 

K. Motion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840011 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by 
Kathryn Gustafson for Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

I,. Motion to approve the loan of the 
model " Hall idie Building " by Don Potts to 
to an exhibition titled "Urban San 
Francisco", February 6 - April 21, 1995, 
organized by Artsource for the Mills 
Building, 220 Montgomery Street. 



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91 t Center 
Tonia Macne i 1 

A. Presentation of conceptual proposal by 
Cheryl Riley with authorization to enter 
into contract with the artist for an amount 
not to exceed $35,000 for design 
development implementation of the project. 

B. Request for approval of Selection 
Panel recommendation of an artist for the 
interior water project ; presentation of 
the artist's proposal, and authorization to 
enter into contract with the artist for an 



amount not to exceed $65,000 for design 
development and implementation of the 
pro jec t . 

20 1TI - Moscone Convention Center 
Tonia Macneil, Jill Mant.on 

Request for approval of Selection Panel's 
recommendation of a short-list of artists 
to be interviewed for the Moscone public 
art commission. 

3:35 IV. Airport. 

Susan Pontious, Tonia Macneil 
Review and request for approval of staff 
recommendation for committee action in 
connection with proposal by Kathryn 
Gustafson for artwork in the sterile 
cor r i dor . 



3:55 V. 



New Project: Ocean Beach Information 
Structure 

Eleanor Beaton; Catherine L'ronin; John 
Katz ; Hannah Silver-man 

Request for approval of guidelines and 
selection process, and approval of a pool 
of individuals as possible selection 
pane 1 i s ts . 



4:10 VI. 



Civic; Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

A. Presental ion and request for approval of 

final design by Norie Sato and Bill 

Maxwell for hirst Floor Clerk's Corridor. 



U. Review of pub] i> art program budget , and 
request for author izal ion to make 
adjustments in previous] j approved budgets . 

4:25 VTI. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehanu 

Updal e of Ci t j ll,i I I l'roje< i and i mpac i on 
Mar i an S i inpson Mural in Assessor' s Of f ic< . 



4 ; .| V 1 1 I . New Chinatown Park 

Jill Man! on ; b I eanui Heat on 

Presental ion of I. am l'o Leong ' s final design 
proposa I for I'ei rai . u Meda I I ion and request 
for appro\ a I . 



4:55 IX, 



Staff Reports 



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Art Commission Gallery 

New Main Library 

Market Street. Art in Transit 

Gateway Project 

Sunnydale Pump Station 



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WEDNESDAY, December 21, 1994 

3:00 P.M. 

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The meeting was called to order at 3:40 p.m. 



unsi! LiciNscs Commissioners present: 
4152522581 Anne Healy, President 
Rod Freebai rn-Smi th 



Staff present: 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jason Tannen 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural project by 
Susan Cervantes and Juana Alicia of 
Precita Eyes for the Cesar Chavez School, 



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B. Motion to approve purchase of the 
following artworks for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility: Getting the 
Pnsics for $3,000 and Developing a Winner 
for $3,000, both by Brenda Joysmith. 



C. Motion to authorize start-up payment 
in the amount of $5,000 to Jim Campbell 
from funds previously approved and 
reserved, for the purchase of a site- 
specific video art installation for the 
Muni 19th Avenue M Line platform. 

D. Motion to approve final text and 
imagery for the North Embarcadero Historic 
and [nterpretive Signage Project. 

F. . Motion to authorize final payment to 
JoeSam. pending final staff inspection of 
the instill led artwork, for acceptance of 
sculptural artwork at. the Tenderloin 
Children's Recreation Center. 

F. Mot. ion Lo authorize final payment to 
■ Inhanna Poot.hig, pending final staff 
inspection of the installed artwork, for 



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acceptance of tile artwork at the 
Tenderloin Children's Recreation Center. 

G. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Martha Heavenston, pending final staff 
inspection of the installed artwork, for 
acceptance of two sculptural benches at 
the Tenderloin Children's Recreation 
Center . 

H. Motion to authorize full payment to 
Fiberstars for all South Embarcadero 
related work pending final staff 
inspection of fiber optic and glass block 
installation on the South Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon sculpture. 

I. Motion to authorize the allocation of 
start-up funds to Albert Paley for his 
Civic; Center Courthouse front door, lobby 
security gates, and elevator door project 
in the amount of $5,000 out of the total 
amount reserved for the project. 

J. Motion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840010 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by 
Keith Sonnier for Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

K. Motion to extend completion date on 
contract #2840011 to June 30, 1994 for 
conceptual design of a work of art by 
Kathryn Gustafson fur Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

I,. Motion to approve the loan of the 
mode] "Hallidie Building " by Don Potts to 
an exhibition titled "Urban San 
Francisco", February <> - April 21, 1995, 
organized by Artsource for the Mills 
lluilding, 220 Montgomery Street. 



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Commissioner Healy moved to approve the consent calendar 
a s w r i t ten . 

MOTION: Commissioner Ileal y 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 

II. 911 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Following the review of proposals, the Selection Panel 
for the 911 Center voted unanimously to recommend the 
artist Clifford Hainey for the commission. Tonia Macneil 
presented the conceptual proposal made by the artist, and 
noted that the proposal is tentative, since the site has 
not yet been designed and the art ist must coordinate his 
ideas with I ho architects lo achieve the desired effect. 
Rainey proposed lo create a shallow pool with a fountain 
element for the employee lounge area of the 911 Center. 
He had developed two different configurations of the pool 
and other- eLements, which were both presented to the 
pane 1 . 

Commissioners agreed that the fountain element of layered 
glass is preferable, but. that the large "rock" shapes 
were incompat ible with that element , and requested that 
staff communicate the following comments to the artist: 

Co mm i ssioner Freeba i rn-Sm i I h : 

The level of abstraction between the fountain and rock 
elements is wildly different and not compatible. If the 
pool is meant as a place of retreat and a focus point., is 
it possible for- people to actually sit turned inward? 

Commissioner Healy: 

Simplify the idea. Are the "rock" elements even necessary 
with the glass fountain? Combine the best of both 
proposals, t ho glass fountain and the shallow groove. 

Mot ion to commission Clifford Rainey to 
implement his proposal for artwork at the 911 
('enter- and authorization to the Director to 
enter info a contract for design development 
with the artist with a total amount not to 
excee,) $15,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner- Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner' Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE : Unan i mous 



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III. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil reported on the results of 
the December 8 meeting of the Selection Panel for the 
Moscone Convention Center public art project. The Panel 
has recommended 6 finalists and 1 alternate. Finalists 
will be invited in early February for a briefing and site 
visit and for interviews, after which an artist will be 
selected for the commission. Depending upon the available 
budget, the alternate will be included as a finalist as 
well. The finalists are: Vit.o Acconci, R.M. Fischer, 
Sheila Klein, Justin hadda, Cork Marcheschi and Buster 
Simpson. The alternate is William Maxwell. Staff noted 
the lack of minority candidates among the finalists. 
Tonia Macneil reported that the project was widely 
advertised over 6 months and minority candidates and 
institutions were notified of the opportunity. Staff had 
also attended numerous community meetings in the Yerba 
Buena area and requested suggestions of appropriate 
candidates from community members and panelists. The 
Committee agreed that proper procedures had been followed 
and that in their view the process was fair. 

Motion to approve Vito Acconci, R.M. Fischer, 
Sheila Klein, Justin Ladda, Cork Marcheschi, 
and Buster Simpson, and William Maxwell, 
alternate, as finalists for the Moscone 
Convention Center/Howard Street public art 
project, and authorization to the Director to 
pay each artist an honorarium of $250 plus 
travel and lodging expenses for participation 
in a briefing and interviews. 

MOTION: Commissioner Mealy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport, Concourse G 
Tonia Macneil and Susan Pontious reported on the status 
of the proposals by Keith Sonnier and Kathryn Gustafson 
for the sterile corridor. Both proposals were submitted 
to the architect's cost estimator for analysis; both were 
more than 100% over budget, not including artist fees and 
contingency . 

In the meantime, due t o budget cuts, the architects have 
redesigned the ceiling and wall configuration of the 
sterile corridor, so that the original proposal by Keith 
Sonnier is no longer relevant. Keith will redesign and 



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Kathryn Hiisti.rson tlmt. rrvis-.l ho, "Shadow Walk" proposaj 
i„ R „ nllrmpl to bring down the cost. Tim revised design, 
setting .-.siil.' II,.. nlmdcK oTfort, was submitted again to 
I | ir . ,„.-( nsl.imnl.or, The revised estimate, with fees and 
contingency, is still al leasl 00% over budget. The 
Commission had previously approved Kathryn's proposaj 
contingent upon its financial feasibility. Staff lias 
informed the artist that unless the artists and the 



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The Commit. tee reviewed I he history of t lie project and 
discussed possible options for the artist, at this point.. 
Citing the budgetary problems of I lie "Shadow Walk" 
proposal, the Committee voted to reject the artist's 
proposal and recommend thai she make a new proposal for 
the departures area nl the Concourse G within the scope 
of her current contract. 

Motion to reject the "Shadow Walk" proposal by 
Kathryn Gustafson for the sterile corridor of 
Concourse G of the San Francisco International 
Airport; approval for the artist to submit a 
new proposal for the departures area of the 
sterile corridor within the scope of her 
current contract. 

MOTION: Commissioner llealy 

SECOND: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Staff reported that the architects had expended funds and 
engaged the services of a sub-contractor to aid the 
art ist in preparing her proposal for- cost esfimal ion, 
which should be paid out of the art budget. Approval was 
requested to make a payment to Auerbach and Glasso for 
documents required to complete a cost-estimate on the 
"Shadow Wa I k" proposa 1 . 

Mot ion to approve a payment not to exceed 
$1,100 to Auerbach and ('.lasso for documents 
required to complete a cost estimate for the 
"Shadow Walk" proposal by Kathryn Gustafson for 



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Concourse G at the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi t h 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton re-presented the guidelines for the art 
project incorporating the Committee's previous comment 
that the artwork should respond to the urban design 
elements in the area. Commissioner Freeba i rn-Smi th noted 
that the site is the terminus of three bus lines, and is 
open to the sea, thus potentially forming a gateway. He 
recommended that the Art Commission work closely with 
MUNI in the future to create important urban design 
solutions throughout the transit system. This discussion 
will be continued in the Civic Design Committee. 
Commissioner Healy asked that language be included in the 
guidelines to encourage artists to respond to the 
significance of the terminus as a place. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the revised 
guidelines with additions made by the Committee and to 
approve the pool of potential guest curators. 

Motion to approve guidelines for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal Art Project and approval of 
Sheila Ghidini, Darryl Smith, Walter Hood, 
Janeen Antoine, Susan Steinman, Dewey Crumpler, 
Chris Komater, George Gonzalez, Cheryl Riley 
and Horace Washington as potential guest 
curators, with authorization to the Director to 
pay an honorarium of $50.00 per half-day for 
their work. 

VI. New Courthouse Building 
Clerk's Corridor 

Jill Manton reported that the revised proposal for the 
floor in the Clerk's Corridor by William Maxwell and 
Norie Sato had been submitted to the architects who had 
commented that the boat forms in the terrazzo floor were 
too literal. The Commissioners suggested deleting the 
boat outline to obtain a more fluid form. Manton noted 
that the artists are in favor of the blue color which 
they had previously submitted, however the judges and 
some architects are in favor of beige. 



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The artists will install the metal divider strips 
themselves over a nine-day period. After reworking their 
budget and reducing their fees, they have managed to get 
the project on budget; the total cost will be $45,000. 

Commissioners remarked that the issue of the color of the 
floor was an art issue and stated their preference for 
the color blue, because it reinforces the architects' 
concept for the furniture design, and because the 
artists' design would not be visible in a beige-colored 
floor . 

Entrance Gates 

A successful meeting regarding the design of the entrance 
gates has taken place between Albert Paley and the 
architects . 

Budget 

Manton reported that the cost credit for the gates has 
decreased, and that Lewis DeSoto's cost estimate is 
substantially higher than the available budget. He is 
attempting to reduce costs, for instance he is 
researching the use of ready-made furniture. A full 
budget report will be submitted in January. 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen reported that the letter to artists for 
renewal of their slide library membership includes an 
invitation to send letters of support. Jason reported 
that he is receiving many letters from prominent artists, 
and from Ruth Braunstein, Marina Drummer of the L.E.F. 
Foundation and other artists whose careers were helped by 
a show at the gallery. The letters can be used to help 
support the gallery's case for continued presence in the 
Civic Center. 

Curatorial staff has reviewed the draft of an RFQ for the 
fence project. The RFQ will be distributed soon. 

VIII. New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that the finish on the pavers is 
still not right but that the contractor is refusing to 
correct it. The only recourse the Art Commission now has 
is to make the corrective measures part of the City's 
claim against the Contractor. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: December 1 ;i , 199-1 

PROJECT MANAGER: Ton i a Macneil 

PROJECT: Concourse (j , San Francisco International Airport 

The conceptual designs tor art in the sterile corridor by Kathryn 
Gustafson and Keith Sonnier were approved by the Airport Art 
Steering Committee ( AASC ) and the Visual Arts Committee at their 
October meetings. 

Kathryn Gustafson has proposed to create an environment in the 
Sterile Corridor entitled the "Shadow Walk." The "Shadow Walk" is 
intended as a 1000 ft. long glowing spine of light, light which-- 
depending on the time of day--would emminate from the interior 
and/or exterior of the corridor, with a shadow play of moving 
figures appearing and disappearing on the wall. The effect would be 
created by the use of 200-ft. long by 15-ft. high butt-jointed glass 
walls using specially treated translucent/reflective glass. The 
glass walls would divide the sterile corridor from each of the four 
departure lounges, so that travelers, upon departing and returning 
from the same concourse, would have the experience of a familiar, 
yet somehow different, place. Because the exterior window walls of 
the departure lounges will admit a high level of natural light, 
natural light would penetrate to the central sterile corridor. 

To create the shadow effect, lights from the base of the corridor 
waj Is would be focused upward onto the arriving passengers as they 
tre. verse the 1000-foot corridor towards Customs. A lighting strip 
around the edge of the ceiling would throw tinted light down the 
walls, crating a variable wash of color. 

Previously, both artists had presented a single sketch showing a 
single, curved glowing ceiling, creating a uniformly lit space. 
However, at the October meeting the artists presented two distinct 
proposals. Keith Sonnier designed lighting for the ceiling 
consisting of a random pattern of rectangular spaces inset into the 
ceiling parallel to or at right angles to the corridor walls. The 
inset spaces would be filled with H to 1 'I rows of neon tubes 
creating the impression of solids of colored light stretching into 
the distance. 

The AASC and Visual Arts Committee approved the conceptual proposal 
bv Keith Sonnier as presented and approved the proposal by Kathryn 
Gustafson contingent upon confirmation of financial feasibility and 
resolution of issues raised regarding the shadow effect . 

Both proposals were then submitted to the architect's cnsi 
estimator, Hanscorab and Associates, for cost analysis. When the 
first estimate came in more than 100% over budget , Kathryn revised 



the design, lowering the height of the butt- jointed glass walls to 
10 feet and setting aside the shadow concept with the hope of 
restoring it to the project if additional funds were available. 
A new budget estimate was then prepared, but the revised proposal is 
still well in excess of funds available. 

Keith Sonnier's initial proposal was also over budget; however, due 
to massive budget cuts, the architect has had to redesigned the wall 
and ceiling configuration of the corridor. Consequently, Keith will 
need to review the new plans, redesign and resubmit a proposal for a 
very different space. 

At this point the Visual Arts Committee has the option to approve 
the necessary funds to implement Kathryn Gustaf son's proposal or to 
direct the artist to stop work on the proposal. 

The following information should be considered in reaching a 
decision : 

* Funding available for both Keith Sonnier and Kathryn 
Gustafson's proposals in the sterile corridor is $700,000, or 
$350,000 each. 

* The latest estimate for Kathryn Gustafson's revised proposal is 
at least $620,000, exclusive of the shadow effect. 

* Approving funds for Kathryn 's proposal would mean that Keith 
Sonnier would not be able to work in the corridor. 

* Approving the necessary funds for both Keith and Kathryn to 
work in the sterile corridor would mean that no funds would b> 
available to provide art in the departures area. 

* Kathryn' s initial concept of the shadow walk has been 
considerably altered, as has the architect's design of the 
space. The Committee would need to assess the revised proposal 
in light of the changes. 

If the Committee chooses to ;isk Kathryn to discontinue work on the 
proposal, staff recommends that she be given the opportunity to make 
a new proposal for the departures area of Concourse G, the cost of 
the additional proposal t.o be part of the initial conceptual design 
contract amount. Keith will also have the opportunity to make a new 
proposal under the scope of his current contract. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: December 13, 1991 
PROJECT MANAGER: Tom a Macneil 
PROJECT: 911 Emergency Services Center 

On Tuesday, December 13, the Selection Panel for the 911 Project met 
to review proposals by Clifford Rainey, Hitoshi Sasaki and Carl 
Powell for a work of art including water for the 911 Center employee 
entrance and lounge area. The Panel unanimously selected Clifford 
Rainey to receive the commission. The artist will now work with the 
project architects to develop the space design, including lighting, 
seating and color palette for the area and to refine his proposal 
for integration into the architects' design documents. 

ACTTON REQUESTED: 

Motion to approve Selection Panel recommendation of Clifford Rainey 
to create a work of art including water for the interior of the 911 
Emergency Center and authorization to the Director to enter into 
contract with the artist for an amount not to exceed $15,000 for 
consultation with the architects and development of the final 
proposal . 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: December 13, 1994 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tonia Macneil 

PROJECT: Moscone Convention Center/Howard Street 

The Selection Panel and advisors lor the Moscone Convention Center/ 
Howard Street public art project met on December 8 to review slides 
of selected candidates for the project. Of 86 applicants, the Public 
Art Curatorial Committee presented 57 artists and teams whose art 
work and experience were consistent with the project criteria. 

Present at the meeting were: 

Selection Panel members: 

Anne Healy, President, San Francisco Art Commission 

Linda Blumberg, Executive Director, Capp Street Project 

Rerny Pritikin, Visual Artistic Director, Center for the Arts at 

Yerba Buena Gardens 
Jacqueline Clemmons, Member, South of Market Neighborhood 

Association 
(Due to last minute scheduling conflicts, Germaine Wong, Registrar 
of Voters, and CAO's representative, and Teresita Romo , Curator, 
Mexican Museum were absent from the screening). 

Advisors : 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect, Redevelopment Agency 

Kal i ' i Brown, Assistant Marketing, Moscone Convention Center 

Prior to the slide review, the panelists looked at the site model at 
the offices of the Verba Buena Marketing Alliance and walked the 
site. The Panel confirmed the original project goal of providing a 
sense of entrance and welcome to Moscone Convention Center and the 
Yerba Buena Gardens area. No specific site or limitation on the 
artwork was identified; panelists felt that the selected artist 
should have the opportunity to consider a range of possibilities. 

Following extensive discussion, b candidates and 1 alternate were 
identified to participate in the second stage of the selection 
process. The finalists are: 

Vito Acconci 

R.M. Fischer 

Sheila Klein 

Justin Ladda 

Cork Marcheschi 

Buster Simpson 

William Maxwell , alternate 



The finalists will be invited to San Franciso lor a briefing and 
interviews by the Selection Panel. A single artist will be selec 
to receive the commission. 

ACTION REQUESTED: Approval of recommendation by the Selection 
Panel of Vito Acconci, R.M. Fischer, Sheila Klein, Justin Ladda 
Cork Marcheschi, Buster Simpson and William Maxwell, alternate 
as finalists for the Moscone Convention Center/Howard Street public 
art project and authorization to the Director to pay each artist en 
honorarium plus travel and lodging expenses for participation in a 
briefing and interview. 



21 December 1994 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 

Committee 
FR: Eleanor Beaton 

PROJECT: Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Budget: $55,000 

Action: Request for approval of guidelines and selection 

process, and approval of pool of potential panelists. 

Background : 

MUNI will be constructing a new Ocean Beach bus terminal at 
the corner of LaPlaya and Cabrillo on a site that is now an 
empty lot, replacing the current terminal at LaPlaya and 
Balboa, which Muni has used for over 70 years. At one 
point, municipal streetcars came to the terminal to serve 
Playland- at- the- Beach Amusement Park, and the Sutro 
Baths. In the past few years, condominium developments have 
changed the face of this neighborhood. A Safeway and small 
shopping area are situated on LaPlaya across from the Muni 
terminal . 

The new terminal will consist of four boarding islands and a 
landscaped area. Operator restrooms and a transit shelter 
will be located in this area. 

Additional funds became available to enable Muni Capital 
Projects to invite an art element to be placed in the 
landscaped space. 

Project : 

An artist or artist team will be selected to design, 
fabricate and install a free standing sculpture/structure 
which is integrated with existing urban design elements, and 
meets the scale of the setting. The sculpture/structure 
shall also incorporate historic photographs from Muni 
archives . 

Artists are encouraged to respond to the history of the 
site, which was formerly Playland. The artwork may be a 
single structure, or a series of sculptural elements. 
Landscaping elements might be integrated, provided they art 
low-maintenance . 

Design Criteria: 

-artistic excellence 

-graffiti and vandal resistant, weatherproof and 

durable 



-appropriateness to the surroundings of the beachfront 

neighborhood as well as the Muni terminal and restroom 

structures 

-maintenance- free 

-incorporation of historic Muni photographs 

Artwork Budget : $46,750 for design, fabrication and 
installation of artwork 

Selection Process : 

N. California artists are eligible. 

Open Competition 

Panel will be comprised of representative of client agency, 

project curator, and guest curator. 

Three finalists, subject to approval by the Visual Arts 

Committee, will be selected to produce a maquette, with the 

final artist selected after reviewing the maquettes. 

Tentative timeframe : 

Application deadline: Feb. 3, 1995 

Panel Review: Feb. , 1995 

Maquette submitted: March 17, 1995 

Artist Approval: April, 1995 

Pool of potential guest curators: Sheila Ghidini , Darryl 
Smith, Walter Hood, Janeen Antoine, Susan Steinman, Dewey 
Crumpler, Chris Komater, George Gonzalez, Cheryl Riley 



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TERMINAL PROJECT 



Beginning In ] U ne 1994, and lasting approximately for 
Jve months, reconstruction of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway's Ocean Beach bus terminal will take 
place. The new terminal will be constructed at the 
northeast corner of La Playa & Cabrillo, currently an 
empty lot. The existing terminal at La Playa & Balboa, 
less than a block away, will then be dismantled. Muni 
expects to begin using the new terminal in early 
September. 

HISTORY 

Muni and our predecessors have used the area at La 
Playa St Balboa for over 70 years as our Ocean Beach 
terminal. At one point, streetcars came to the terminal 
primarily to serve the Playland-at-the-Beach amuse- 
ment park and the Sutro Baths. In 1982, when 
Playland was sold for condominium development, the 
developer, Ocean Beach Associates (OBA), and the City 
(Muni) reached an agreement to trade land parcels. 
OBA was to receive the current Muni terminal area for 
development in exchange for constructing a new Muni 
terminal on the empty parcel at La Playa & Cabrillo. 
Implementation of the agreement was held up, and in 
1 993, as part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by 
''the City, OBA and the City signed an updated agree- 
ment, allowing terminal reconstruction finally to go 
forward. 

Terminal reconstruction was discussed by the City 
Planning Commission in 1979 as part of the overall 
condominium project. The project was approved and 
found to be in conformity with the City's Master Plan 
(Res. 8365), and an Environmental Impact Report (EIR, 
file no. EE78.1 78) was prepared. In 1992, City 
Planning reviewed its file and concluded that the 
original Master Plan determination and Final EIR 
remain current for the Muni terminal project 

BENEFITS 

The main benefits of a relocated Ocean Beach terminal 
are the elimination of most Muni buses (all except the 
18 line) from one narrow and slow block of La Playa, 
and the accommodation of these buses at a more 
adeauate off-street site. Terminating buses from the 5, 
5 31 AX and 38 lines will fit neatly into the new 
facility, staying off La Playa except when pulling out at 
^he corner. 



visually appealing for waiting Muni passengers, and for 
some, more convenient The new terminal will comply 
fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Another benefit to Muni and the City is operational 
efficiency. Muni estimates a savings of $100,000 a year 
in operating funds by shortening the distance which 
four bus lines have to travel to their western terminal. 
Shorter running times (roughly a minute per bus) 
mean significant salary, equipment, and fuel savings 
over time. 

Between two and five Muni buses will need to lay over 
at the new terminal at any one time. Eighty percent of 
them will be electric trolley buses, which are much 
quieter and cleaner than the diesel buses. 

Construction of the new terminal is mostly being 
performed and paid for by OBA as part of the land- 
trade agreement Muni's construction costs are mini- 
mal, and are being funded almost wholly from federal 
sources. Maintenance duties will be divided between 
Muni and OBA for the first few years after the terminal 
is built, providing additional cost savings to Muni. 

CONSTRUCTION 

The construction work to be performed at La Playa & 
Cabrillo includes: 

• excavation, grading, and paving of the lot 

• installation of trolley poles and overhead electric 
trolley wires 

• concrete formation, including four passenger 
boarding islands and a walkway 

• landscaping in two areas; landscaping will consist of 
drought-resistant, low-maintenance plants 

• installation of lighting and utility lines (power, water, 
waste) 

• installation of a Muni operator rest room; a 
temporary facility will be in place until 1995, when a 
permanent facility will be installed as part of the 
Muni Operator Rest Room Project this rest room 
replaces the current one at La Playa & Balboa with a 
more modern, attractive structure 

• installation of a Muni transit shelter and trash 
receptacles 

• inclusion of some small artistic enhancement to the 
site; Muni is exploring possibilities and will be in 
touch with appropriate neighborhood groups 

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Construction can be broken down into two sequential 
phases. Phase I will consist of OBA's duties, which 
include the paving, concrete, pole installation, utility, 
and landscaping work. Phase II will consist of Muni's 
duties, which include overhead wire installation, transit 
shelter and temporary rest room placement, and some 
sort of artistic work. The timetable for full dismantling 
of the old terminal will be at OBA's discretion. (It is 
expected that OBA will build additional housing on 
this site.) 

Work hours will be on weekdays from about 7:00 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. Some evening or weekend work may 
become necessary, but none is currently scheduled. 
There may be some traffic, parking, or sidewalk 
inconveniences during construction activities, but care 
will be taken to keep them to a minimum. Appropriate 
signs will be posted. Access to regular deliveries and 
driveways will be maintained. 

There will be no interruption in scheduled Muni 
service. Diesel buses may need to be substituted for 
trolleys for a short period of time at the end of 
construction when the transition from one terminal to 
the other takes place. 



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QUESTIONS 

Questions or comments about Muni's Ocean Beach 
Terminal Project may be directed to: 

• )ohn Katz, Muni Capital Projects, 923-6149 

• Hannah Silverman, Muni Community Affairs 
923-6160 

• Steve Farrand, Attorney for Ocean Beach Associates 
"59-0600 

k you for your patience and cooperation during 
c.istruction. Muni looks forward to a more attractive 
and convenient Ocean Beach terminal. 



This brochure can be made available in alternative formats 
(large-print, cassette, diskette) upon request by callino. 
923-6160 (TTY 923-6366). 

April 1 994 



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